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Atlanta, GA
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Advanced residential construction and home improvement consulting and owner's advocacy in Atlanta, using the latest building performance diagnostic and modeling techniques and tools. Airtightness, insulation, HVAC, ventilation, moisture, and air quality and EMF consulting for homeowners and building professionals alike.

Infrared Thermal Photo Art! Nerd-Out!

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Infrared Thermal Photo Art! Nerd-Out!

Corbett Lunsford

I now carry a tiny infrared thermal camera with me everywhere I go, and I've decided to make it my contribution to humanity. I got so tired of washing dishes and being nice- this will be much easier, as contributions go!

The sun is more than 248 degrees. Get out!

The sun is more than 248 degrees. Get out!

I literally am such a nerd about this that I point it at trees, the floor, anything that might be awesome. 

The floor. With a spill on it! 

The floor. With a spill on it! 

Trees! 

Trees! 

Feet! 

Feet! 

Infrared is not an X-ray, you can't really see through anything, but you can see temperature changes behind objects, which is also technically a superpower. 

Infrared thermal portrait of a cathedral

Infrared thermal portrait of a cathedral

People look pretty cool under infrared, as long as you don't look at their faces, which look terrifying. 

The crowd at an Indigo Girls concert

The crowd at an Indigo Girls concert

What I mainly use my infrared camera for, though, is buildings. You can't hide anything in construction anymore, thanks to tools like this. 

One brick wall: old brick on the left, new brick on the right. Very different heat signatures! 

One brick wall: old brick on the left, new brick on the right. Very different heat signatures! 

Chicago's Thompson Center

Chicago's Thompson Center

Airport construction project

Airport construction project

Infrared thermal cemetery

Infrared thermal cemetery

The camera I got is called the Flir ONE, and it mates with my iPhone 5 to make my pocket bulge with infrared awesomeness! For $250, I recommend it to anyone who likes having an easy superpower.