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The lake of Zurich as the human, no-infrared eye cannot see

Enjoy full size view by clicking on each panorama.

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Slightly more than half of the energy from the Sun arrives on Earth in the form of infrared radiation. Water absorbs the infra-red radiation, that explains the black lake and forests under the clouds.

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The different pigments in plants reflect, transmit, and absorb different portions of the near-infrared radiation that we cannot see. Some plants can reflect more than others.

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The clouds absorb visible and invisible radiation from the sun and re-emit much of the energy as infrared back to the atmosphere. Enjoy the reflecting trees and clouds: can you find the snow reflecting infra-red in the background?

Posted by lorenzoborghi on June 8, 2013
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  1. 06/8/2013

    i Never Seen Zürich like this…

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  2. 06/8/2013

    Lorenzo

    Very nice images. I like the contrasts that your images bring out between the trees and the clouds. This particular shot would make a great stereo pair! Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    Jim

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    • 06/9/2013

      Can you shoot and watch stereoscopy? I had only cheap results (two pictures with a small angle difference) seen through green/red glasses – I really didn’t like that colors were lost and green/red shadows still visible.

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      • 06/9/2013

        Lorenzo

        Yeah, it is tough with the coloured glasses. You can by special clear glasses for seeing images in stereo….not sure it would be worth the cost. It would bring a whole new dynamic to looking at some of your beautiful pictures.

        Cheers
        Jim

  3. 06/9/2013

    you’ve got some great toy!

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