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Invisible London: A near-infrared look at the British capital

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Trees are white. Sunglasses look clear. Skin seems to glow. In Invisible London, a video filmed using an infrared camera, Dr. Andrew Steele of Lab, Camera, Action! explains what London, England would look like “in a color that you can’t see with your own eyes.”

It might look like these pictures are just black and white, but if you look more closely, you can start to see there’s something strange about them… What we’re seeing here is called near-infrared. It isn’t heat. It’s a color just beyond the red end of the rainbow.

Compare the differences in the visible and infrared portraits, shown side-by-side, and more.

Next: How the Sun Sees You: Revealing human skin in ultraviolet light.

via Greg Foot.

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