Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Polarizers for Cloud Details

Although glass filters can soften images, they are very useful for making skies look more dramatic.

The light in Australia is extremely bright and clouds and sky can merge into a flat, toneless expanse without a bit of art. I used a circular polarizer quite often while taking drive-by shots. It's worth noticing that the effect was also enhanced by the fact that the car had tinted windows, which cut down on glare.

Driving By in Victoria, Australia, Circular Polarizer

5 comments:

David T. Macknet said...

Great use of the polarizer! I usually just use it for taking photos of things behind glass, or of water - anywhere there's a reflection that I want to cut out or enhance.

Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

Thanks for that tip... useful when photographing shop windows.

I think you had another comment posted, but when I hit the "publish" button only one showed up.

The ghost in the machine...

David T. Macknet said...

Nope - both showed up, but the other one went to All Keyed Up. :)

Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

I'm asleep.

Thanks.

maechmedina said...

This one really cool!