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Artborghi photography at Scientifica 2015!

The Scientifica exhibition took place in the main building of the University of Zurich on 4-5th of September, 2015

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In its wide frame of scientific experiments organized for the general public,

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Scientifica presented artworks related to light and science.

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..like the art exhibition “Light under contemporary research” (click the picture to read the exhibitors)

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that comprehended ten fin art, Lambda printed, A0 format, back-lit pictures of 5 artists.

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Among them, the “Infrared Tropics” from Artborghi! Click here for the official exhibition page om this Artborghi piece.

Basel souls: on the Rhine shores

Join us in the second part of this white hot weekend to Basel, Switzerland. All picture shot in the far red (infrared) environment, where 1) white objects and photosynthetic tissues reflect wavelengths invisible to human eye and 2) waters turn black AND 3) soul-people shot at exposure times between 6 and 25 seconds.

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Along the Rhine, the Basel Minster on the opposite side

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Towards the Wettesteinbrücke

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Sunbathers at the shores

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Click each picture to enlarge. Pictures shot with D800 plus 50 mm f/1.4G with a infrared filter.

(Infra)red hot Basel: from Birs insel to the city center

Join us in this white hot weekend to Basel, Switzerland. All picture shot in the far red (infrared) environment, where 1) white objects and photosynthetic tissues reflect wavelengths invisible to human eye and 2) waters turn black

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On the Birs Kraftwerk island a dam cuts through the river Rhine to produce energy

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A view on the river Rhine towards Basel from the top of the dam

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The dam system of weirs to navigate the Rhine

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Swimmers (the white lines in the river) and sun bathers in Basel city center

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On the ferry across the Rhine towards the North shores

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At the Wettstein bridge in the city center.

Click each picture to enlarge. Pictures shot with D800 plus 50 mm f/1.4G with a infrared filter.

Spring as you can’t see, but plants do…

The following pictures are shot with a far-red filter on a 16-35 mm wide angle mounted on my Nikon D800. White means presence of far-red light, black means absence of far-red light. Click each picture to enlarge.

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Outside of our far-red opaque houses and offices …

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.. a triumph of far-red light is reflected by plants flooded with the Spring sun!

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The only shadows in such far-red radiance days: our footpaths and the cloudless sky…

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The last far-red light blades cut the Botanical Garden of Zürich before sunset.

After the positive experience 2014 at Photobastei, I am dreaming about a new art exhibition in 2015 with this new series and more to come. If you are interested or know about such opportunities, please write artborghi@gmail.com or contact me through my blog here

An infrared-photography science trail in Zürich botanical gardens, among shouting and whispering plants

Not every plant reflects the same amounts of infrared light. Leaf shape, sun exposure, size and photosynthetic activities make the difference in light reflection. Plants use infrared light to communicate: are some plants shouting and others whispering?

Enjoy this infrared tour in the tropical and desert greenhouses of Zürich botanical gardens: white means presence of infrared, black means none.

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Cactaceae and yuccas strongly reflect infrared.

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Infrared transparencies of hanging plants

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Shadows from leaves and roots: with infrared photography black and white borders are highly contrasted

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Epiphyte plants: hanging ferns and soft mosses

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Infrared sunset at the tropical houses of Zürich Botanical Garden. Learn more about plant communication and infrared photography at the Uni Zürich Science Trail I will lead on the 26th of February: registration required!

Click on each picture to magnify and enjoy leaf structures. Pictures shot with Nikon D800 + 50 mm f/1.4 + infrared filter.

Indoor and outdoor plants: infrared photography at the tropical houses, Botanical garden, Zurich

In February 2015 I will have the pleasure to lead a Science Trail (also) about infrared photography at the Botanical garden of Zürich. I took a first investigation on infrared light in the tropical houses of the botanical garden…

Click each picture to enjoy the patterns of indoor plants, greenhouse structures and outdoor twigs.

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The rich variety of plants reflect different infrared amounts

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Infrared light reflected by the fern trees in the main cupola

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Large leaves reflect high amounts of infrared light

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Infrared reflections in the underwood

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Infrared sunset at the tropical houses, botanical garden, Zürich

All pictures shot with D800 + 50 mm f/1.4 G

Infrared digital photography goes to University of Zurich: Können uns Pflanzen sehen? Die grüne Sicht der Dinge.

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It is my pleasure to announce that next Tuesday 11.11.14 I will give a seminar (in German) at the University of Zurich, The title of the seminar: Können uns Pflanzen sehen? Die grüne Sicht der Dinge. (Do plants see us? The GREEN point of view.) Click here for a preview of the slideshow.

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It will be a very interesting opportunity to explain the scientific background behind ARTBorghi photo exhibition at Photobastei early this year. Interested? You can find more about it here and here.

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And what about far-red infrared photography with my Nikon D800? The autumn infrared project just started as you can see with these new post pictures … stay tuned!

 

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