Blue Spring State Park, FL – Infrared

If you are in the Orlando area a cute little park to visit is the Blue Spring State Park near Orange City.  I visited for one reason to see the manatees!  During Mid-November thru March the manatees come visit the park for the warm waters.   I’ll post a few shots tomorrow and give ya more details.   I had been here before a few times and knew that and IR shot would be cool!  Tropics in IR are tough to beat!

Info from the web:  Blue Spring State Park is a popular tourist destination; available activities include canoeing, SCUBA diving, kayaking, fishing, camping, hiking, wildlife watching, and swimming. The spring is the largest on the St. Johns River and serves as the winter home of many Florida manatees that come up the St. Johns to bask in the relatively warm waters (constant 72 Fahrenheit/21 Celsius) of the springs. Over 100 million gallons of water flow out of Blue Spring into the St. Johns River every day.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
  • Infrared Conversion:  D70S modified by LifePixel
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 22.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/30 sec
  • Aperture:  f/22
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza