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Infrared image made with the Sigma 10-20mm lens on a converted Sony camera.

© 2012 A.D. Wheeler.

Our Fan Photo of the Week for May 21st was made by A.D. Wheeler with a Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 on an infrared-converted Sony a55 camera. He tells us:

I called the shot “Valhalla” probably because I had the movie Thor playing in the background while processing the shot.  I generally look at my photo and blurt out the first thing that comes to mind for the title.  I felt this shot had a very dreamy, other-worldly feel to it so “Valhalla” just seemed to fit.   The photo was taken on my family’s property in upstate New York on a Sony a55 mirrorless DSLT camera that I hand converted to full spectrum IR.  If you are interested you can check out a tutorial that I have written on my blog about the process. I used the Sigma 10-20mm f4/-5.6 lens using a screw on Marumi 720nm filter for the shot.

Anyone who knows me, knows how I rave about this lens.  I love the dramatic look that it gives my landscape work. Combine that 10mm wide angle with the glowing white world that infrared produces and it’s a win-win!  Definitely a very addicting style for me.

I am a self-taught photographer and I love pushing the boundaries of my camera, lenses, and my post-processing.  I focus primarily on landscape and what I coin, “abandonscape” fine art photography.  “Abandonscape” refers to the art of photographing abandoned buildings and sites of ruin and decay.

I specialize mostly in HDR  photography as I feel it allows me better control over the available natural light in a given scene and more accurately portrays what the human eye can see.  My process is dedicated to replicating not only the scene as my vision sees it, but also conveying the “sense of wonder” that I felt while exploring it.  While I do not consider myself an explorer, I do love the adventure in finding beauty and art in generally unseen places.

Check out my website @ for tutorials, galleries, panoramas, videos and where you can also find out how to connect with me socially on Facebook, Google Plus, 500px, twitter, and several other social media sites.  @ADWheelerPhoto on Twitter. /ADWheelerPhoto on Facebook

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