Gallery: Beautiful Infrared Photographs of Ruins

Professional photographer Arthur Drooker shares the tips and tenchniques he employed in his newest book, 'Lost Worlds: Ruins in the Americas'

Dovecote, Uxmal, Yucatán, Mexico

Drooker used his 24–70mm f/2.8L Canon EF lens to take in the sweep of this Mayan ruin. Exposure was 1/160 sec at f/11, ISO 200.

Temple of the Great Jaguar, Tikal, Guatemala

Drooker used a 24–70mm f/2.8L Canon EF lens to make the shot at 1/200 sec and f/11, ISO 200.

SÃo Miguel das MissÕes, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Drooker used his 70–200mm lens to get telephoto compression of the foreground cross against the background ruin. Exposure was 1/100 sec at f/11, ISO 200.

San Ignacio Miní, Misiones, Argentina

Drooker shot this mission church façade with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II modified for infrared-only capture and a 70–200mm f/4L Canon EF IS lens, 1/100 sec at f/11, ISO 200.

Mundo Perdido, Tikal, Guatemala

Shot with a 70–200mm lens, at 1/30 sec at f/8, ISO 200.

Stela B, Copán, Honduras

Shot wit a 70–200mm lens, 1/320 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Drooker used the 24–70mm f/2.8L lens for this wide view of the ancient city, shooting at 1/160 sec at f/8, ISO 200. The scene was later “depopulated” of tourists in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Gallery: Beautiful Infrared Photographs of Ruins

Professional photographer Arthur Drooker shares the tips and tenchniques he employed in his newest book, 'Lost Worlds: Ruins in the Americas'

Dovecote, Uxmal, Yucatán, Mexico

Drooker used his 24–70mm f/2.8L Canon EF lens to take in the sweep of this Mayan ruin. Exposure was 1/160 sec at f/11, ISO 200.

Temple of the Great Jaguar, Tikal, Guatemala

Drooker used a 24–70mm f/2.8L Canon EF lens to make the shot at 1/200 sec and f/11, ISO 200.

SÃo Miguel das MissÕes, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Drooker used his 70–200mm lens to get telephoto compression of the foreground cross against the background ruin. Exposure was 1/100 sec at f/11, ISO 200.

San Ignacio Miní, Misiones, Argentina

Drooker shot this mission church façade with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II modified for infrared-only capture and a 70–200mm f/4L Canon EF IS lens, 1/100 sec at f/11, ISO 200.

Mundo Perdido, Tikal, Guatemala

Shot with a 70–200mm lens, at 1/30 sec at f/8, ISO 200.

Stela B, Copán, Honduras

Shot wit a 70–200mm lens, 1/320 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Drooker used the 24–70mm f/2.8L lens for this wide view of the ancient city, shooting at 1/160 sec at f/8, ISO 200. The scene was later “depopulated” of tourists in Adobe Photoshop CS5.