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Infrared Visibility

March 4, 2015
Visibility with Infrared Light

One of the charecteristics of infrared light is that it provides much greater visibility than visible light, both in foggy weather and normal weather. On a clear day, shooting with infrared provides visibility over a greater distance. Below, a visible light picture and an infrared picture taken with a 665nm filter. Both were taken with the same camera and lens on a sunny day, just using a different filter.

 

Normal Light
atmosphere visibility
Infrared Light
infrared atmosphere visibility

In foggy or haze weather, the difference can be even more severe. While visibility with visible light can be severely impaired, infrared does not suffer nearly as much. This is one of the reasons infrared is popular for aerial photography.

Normal Light
Fog Visibility
Infrared Light
Infrared Fog visibility

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