(Charles Platt is a guest blogger)
Just one more sample. While agreeing that infra-red photography can be a gimmick (similar to false color, oversaturation, and many Photoshop effects) I like the way it seems to reveal another world that is inherent in our own.
The desert topography, the black sky of an infra-red photograph, and the clarity of desert air combine to create a landscape that looks like a tabletop model. This picture was taken from an overpass just west of Phoenix on Interstate 10.