Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors

Have you ever heard of the Henry Mountains in Utah?  Neither had I.  I had actually seen the Henrys before, but had no clue what they were called or any idea as to their size.  I learned their name randomly while leaving Duke’s in Hanksville, Utah (which is fantastic, by the way – order the cornbread muffins) one evening, when I noticed a flier in a little stand by the door that was a guide to the Henry Mountains, and their picture was displayed prominently on the cover.

I mentioned last week that my friend Zach and I were having a hard time finding the tower we were wanting to photograph and unfortunately the light was disappearing quickly.  Just looking out the windshield I could tell the light was nice *somewhere*, so I had Zach just stop for a second so we could look around.  It’s the worst thing ever to be fixated on a particular goal, and miss the real prize, because you had an agenda that just wasn’t playing out.  Anyway, when we hopped out of the truck, the scene above and below was playing out on the mountains behind us – the Henrys.  As the scene was unfolding, the light was beautiful, as you can see in the Alternative Perspective section below, but the color never really just popped in the sky adjacent to the setting sun.  Upon switching to infrared, however, I saw the image above come to life, and this is what I love about infrared.  Sometimes the light to our eyes looks finished, but in the infrared spectrum it’s still gorgeous!  It’s like a little hidden treasure!

More next week!

–Dan Thompson

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Cades Cove
Henry Mountains, Utah, USA

Alternate Perspective

ˈȯl-tər-nət pər-ˈspek-tiv
  1. A substitute or different visible scene.
  2. Another view or angle.
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors
Downtown Knoxville in Fall Colors

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