An infrared photo of a statue outside the Kungliga Operan (Royal Opera House) in Stockholm, Sweden.
A nearby plaque reads: “This statue, which depicts King Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632, king from 1611), was Sweden’s first equestrian statue, and the history of its origin is long and complicated. It was commissioned in 1757 by the Riksdag from the sculptor Pierre Hubert L’Archevêque (1721-1778). However, the Riksdag rejected his first attempt and a new statue was produced.
The complex bronze casting was not carried out until 1779. The casting process was not successful, and improvements needed to be carried out before the statue could be put into position in 1791. Another five years of work were then required before the monument could finally be unveiled on 17 November 1796.
The group on the plinth was sculpted by Johan Tobias Sergel (1740-1814), a student of L’Archevêque.”
An infrared shot of one of the Corner Towers in the Mississauga Chinese Centre.
A nearby plaque reads: “In ancient Chinese Forts, Corner Tower provided the highest watching platform for protection of the city.”
The plaque behind the pavilion reads:
“Carnegie Education Pavilion.
This artwork commemorates the cultural legacy of the 1996 Olympic Games and was created by utilizing original architectural components from the facade of the downtown Carnegie Central Library that was built in 1901.”
An old fashioned gazebo amongst the foliage. This gazebo is located just outside the boundary of the Spanish Embassy in Djurgården, Stockholms Län, Sweden.
I bumped up the dehaze, vibrance and saturation in LightRoom to give the foliage a little more colour, although it had the effect of making the IR hotspot stand out a little more (the blueish tones near the middle of the image).
Close-up 720nm IR shot of Skanskvarn’s windmill sails.
This windmill is actually a restaurant and is located between Stockholm’s Mårtensdal and Gullmarsplan T-Bana stations.
The reflected infrared light off of the wooden sails makes for a nice contrast against the dark sky.
Infrared panoramic view of one of Stockholm’s many skylines, taken from Eriks Gondolen. To the far right, the tall thin tower with a golden globe is Gröna Lund fun park in Djurgården.
3 image stitch and strong dehaze in LR, then R/B chan-swap and auto-WB done in The Gimp.
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