Infrared filters are known for creating a weird, eerie mood in pictures, no matter what you’re capturing. That is why taking a filter like that to an already haunting-looking place like Chernobyl might make the scenery pictures you take look even more impressive.
Photographer Vladimir Migutin did just that on his trip to the town in Ukraine that suffered the infamous nuclear disaster. “It’s pretty hard to describe the overall atmosphere I experienced during this trip,” he admitted, saying that in the end, it left a really positive impression. “It felt like I was in a ‘kind of’ paradise on a different planet.”
The choice of photographing with an infrared filter emphasized the post-apocalyptic feel of Chernobyl. Odd color schemes and the slight blur caused by long exposure that infrared photography requires make the pictures stand out from the rest. Nature also looks radiant as the infrared light that leaves reflect create a sort unique of magical glow that seems to be permeating the air. All that combined makes a series of one-of-a-kind pictures. Scroll down to see them.
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