Blandy Experimental Farm - University of Virginia

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Tom Lussier on July 17, 2009

Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility situated in the northern Shenandoah Valley, about 10 miles east of Winchester and 60 miles west of Washington, D.C. Blandy Experimental Farm is also the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia, displaying more than 8,000 trees and woody shrubs. The collections include nearly half the world’s pine species, the Virginia Native Plant Trail, the Boxwood Memorial Garden, a spectacular grove of more than 300 ginkgo trees, an herb garden featuring culinary, medicinal and ornamental herbs, and much more.

A sunny afternoon can be filled with photo op's if you shoot Infrared. :) Thanks in advance for all comments.


laughingmackerel on July 17, 2009

Excellent new set my friend

SALCHEE on July 18, 2009

An awesome mood you've created!!!!! Tom, this one is very cool! Micky

Tom Lussier on July 20, 2009

Many thanks LM. I had an itch for IR that had to be scratched. :)

Very glad you like the mood in this one Micky. This image is actually an IR-HDR. Three exposures combined in Photomatix and a soft glow effect applied in NX2. Appreciation from a fellow IR shooter is a compliment indeed. :)

Best regards,


SALCHEE on July 20, 2009

Yep, this pic is really impressive! Now it's time to experiment with hdr, as well :) Have nice lights, friendly greetings, Micky

Tom Lussier on July 27, 2009

Gracias Juankar76 for the nice comments. I am glad you like it. :) Best regards, Tom

Zabb Csaba on August 11, 2009

Excellent IR photography! ... I love this kind of photos.

My kindest regards,


Herb Riddle on August 11, 2009

A fine photo that is perfect for this monochrome rendition. I too had a go once at IR and this is a perfect example of it's creative use for good effect. Best Regards, Herb

My IR and

Tom Lussier on August 11, 2009

Thank you Csaba. Like you I am rather fond of the infrared realm. :)

Glad you like it Herb. Thanks very much. :) Those two selective colour IR images of yours are really striking. Well done. :)

Best regards, Tom

whoelius on September 24, 2009


Tom Lussier on September 25, 2009

I appreciate the reaction whoelius. Cheers. :)

Best regards, Tom

Tom Lussier on October 9, 2009

Thank you very much Catherine for those kind comments. I am glad you like it.

Best regards from Virginia, Tom

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Tom Lussier
Lovettsville, Virginia USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 17, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tom Lussier
    • Camera: NIKON D70
    • Taken on 2009/07/16 12:30:25
    • Exposure: 0.167s
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000