Infrared does not pretend to be realistic; it is a tool that I can use to interpret the scene before me with new eyes. It reveals a marvelous world where blue skies are almost black, and white clouds float in sharp contrast to the sky. Infrared transforms vegetation into bright, shimmering foliage. Trees and plants dance against old stone walls and against a dramatic sky. Human faces take on an alabaster glow. Infrared is a new way to view the world.