Travel photography generally aims for a realistic, if idealized, depiction of a place: A photographer may increase a shot’s contrast—or play with hue saturation levels—but, by and large, the city is the special effect.
Not so in this latest series of gorgeous images, “Rome in Infrared,” by Hungarian lensman Milán Rácmolnár, who, according to Yatzer, turned his Nikon into an infrared camera. This means that colors that would with a normal camera look green—like the fronds, shrubs, and other flora of Rome—are rendered in shades of pink. The effect is at once uncanny and romantic, and puts a spin on a city that is one of the world’s most tourist-thronged.
What’s better is that Rácmolnár doesn’t just turn his lens on Rome’s usual suspects: Though the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain do crop up, they’re treated no more lovingly than a simple gas station, metro signage, or a bus stop. This isn’t the first time infrared photography has been used to capture a cityscape: Last spring, New York got the down-the-rabbit-hole treatment from an Italian photographer.
Take a look and see more over at Yatzer.