Is This False Color Infrared Really True?

Well, no. But here are two photos of an Art Deco house in Havana, Cuba designed (1944) by Rafael de Cardenas for Gonzalo Arostegui. The house, which occupies a slope on the banks of the Rio Almandares is currently painted an electric aqua color.

Arostegui House (2 of 2)

And here’s a different composition, with the infrared camera.

Arostegui House-new (1 of 1)

Honestly? I’d be willing to bet the infrared photo is closer to what the house originally looked like. To top things off, the upper photo also has some HDR (high dynamic range) manipulation to open up the shadows, so you could say it’s even less true to the original.

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