Today I accompanied my wife on a nice 3 mile snowshoeing trip that she chaperoned for the school she works at. The area didn’t get direct sun but the fresh snow really made for some picturesque moments other than the just really bad light.
I unfortunately happened to leave my memory card for 5D2 in the car and so it was a decent trial of the new IR camera I received this week. The new one is a Canon T2i converted to 630nm. I chose this range as the previous 720nm one I more frequently ended up with zombie looking portraits because the makeup absorbed vs. reflected the light and the previous 630nm one I had seemed like a good middle ground.
So I snapped a few shots in the far from optimal conditions for IR photography and am moderately pleased considering the conditions for these results nearly out of camera though there is definite room for improvement.
While I was also out at the Nature Center I inquired about Snow Biking, which I got a pretty firm “No” to and generally biking is not allowed on the trails they maintain period. I pushed a little bit though pointing out that there are snow machine trails there too.. and then they said.. if Chugach opens up the area to snow machining there is no issue with snow biking those specific trails when run basically the stream path.
Another tidbit to share is that the person working the counter of the Eagle River Nature center is one of the ranger / guides that works out at McNeil River during the summer, Tony.