Hi. I'm really not sure why IR would be considered part of night photography, as there are very few people indeed who are shooting thermal IR. In fact we typically shoot daylight only (for the most part), since strong sunlight is generally required for enough of an infrared exposure. I've seen incredible night shots as well as IR shots in this forum, and good discussion as well, but the two are not usually the same. Regardless of why these two areas were combined, I think there are enough IR photographers here and enough of an interest in IR techniques to warrant a forum area of its own. What do you think? Should we take a vote or start a petition for this?