Infrared Timelapse Footage Turns Oregon into a Sizzurpy Bob Ross Painting

The unseen wavelengths covering the Beaver State’s natural landscape emerge in Sam Forencich’s ‘Invisible Oregon.’
March 1, 2017, 5:11pm
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You might be a Duck, but even you haven't fully seen Oregon until you've visualized in it infrared. The Beaver State's vast canyons, winding roads, and snow capped mountain tops are captured with exclusively infrared converted cameras in Invisible Oregon, filmmaker Sam Forencich's new timelapse short film. Described as a study of light across time and space, Invisible Oregon captures several pockets of the state's diverse natural landscape through light humans are unable to see with the naked eye. Forencich's infrared irises give each frame a color palette that looks almost artificial, purples and greens providing an alternative look at the natural world.

Despite its alien-like appearance, Invisible Oregon isn't meant to make the viewer feel further removed from the natural world at all. In the film's description, Forencich writes, "Those of you that still believe in science understand the limitations of our perceptions, and it's no secret that many creatures exceed our abilities to interpret the world around us. The idea that we have to process the sensory data coming into our brains makes it seem like we are already a step removed from the real world." Check out the video in full below:

Check out more of Sam Forencich's work on his website.


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