View Single Post
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2013, 11:37 PM
FenceFurniture's Avatar
FenceFurniture FenceFurniture is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Close as dammit to Sydney, Oz
Posts: 137
Default SUNLIGHT - THE REAL DEAL, and what a POLARISING FILTER WILL DO FOR YOU

This pic was purpose-shot (i.e. another application beyond the forum) and it was always envisaged that the background would be removed, hence not a great deal of effort went into that. I had to shoot it at f8 because that is the limit of my camera, but with a big boy's camera I would have used f16. Focal length is short tele (maybe 100-120mm).

The first pic is with a polarising filter. The second is without, and you can see the effect in the left hand face of the box (the shadowed part), and the corresponding face of the insert tray. The filter has removed the reflection of the yellow base, and appears to give it more contrast (and therefore more 3D form) as a result. Single light source, no fill flash, no reflectors.

I must say that I can see the difference in the quality of the sunlight up here (1007 metres), and minus the pollution and humidity of Sydney. This was taken around 3.00, so not late afternoon light in the least - just good clean mountain light.
No, I didn't make the box.

With PL filter



No filter



And with the background removed (different choice of pic, but you get the idea)





FIN


.
Reply With Quote