Friday, January 28, 2011

Polarized reflection

Do you want your reflections with a polarization filter -

or without?

Shot Wednesday on the small island of Algerøy, west of Bergen, Norway.


This is my contribution to James at Newtown Area Photo's meme called Weekend Reflections. Post a reflection during the week-end, log on to MckLinky via his site - and you're on.

44 comments:

John said...

Very effective example of the difference one of these can make.

Prospero said...

The choice is obvious Rune. But still, what a nice shot.

Hans HB said...

Foretrekker med jeg!
Tydelige bevis du legger fram her!
Ønsker deg en flott fredda'!
Champagne i glasset mitt og leppestiftmerket er ikke mitt....

Dina said...

Either way it looks like a floating Noah's ark.
The components of light are so fascinating. But still, for most pictures I myself would prefer sticking with WYSIWYG.

Gry said...

Utrolig forskjell! Likte jo det første best da.

Ha en riktig fin fredagskveld!

Lucka said...

I love the first shot. Have a great weekend!

Sylvia K said...

They're both terrific shots, Rune, but I do love the richness of the colors in the first -- but then I'm a dreamer! I think the second one is more realistic -- but who wants to be a realist???? The reflections in both are wonderful! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

helen said...

Sure makes a difference!

Gine said...

J'aime mieux without ! Mais, on aurait aussi pu la tourner sur la tête, tant le reflet est précis !

Cezar and Léia said...

I think the intensive colours are the best effect!That house is almost inside the water, how cool!
Fantastic idea!
Léia

LauraX said...

the first one steals my heart! wonderful!

Malyss said...

In both cases, the reflection is fabulous!The fist is the dreamed Norway, the second the real one..I'll choose according to my state of mind of the day! :)

Regina said...

Wow beautiful reflections!
Happy weekend.

" Regina "

Pat Tillett said...

either way, the reflection is very nice!

James said...

Great shot! I really like the reflection. The red is so vivid with the filter.

Sunny said...

Wonderful reflection. I think I like the brightness of the first one.
☼ Sunny

songsnwords said...

I loved both but the first was rich and vibrant in colour...I am fascinated over how still the water is that the house is reflected in its entirety... :)

Kim, USA said...

Such a beautiful reflection!
Weekend Reflection

Cildemer said...

Can't decide which one I like best!

Cildemer said...

Love both I think!
What's is sure is that your shot is fabulous and very neat;o)

***
Have a happy weekend****

Woody said...

I use my polarizer all the time. I don't think it's come off my camera in months. Occasionally, I'll stack it with a Neutral Density when it's really bright.

This is a stunning photo.

Erika said...

I like very much the first one.
Wonderful shots.
Have a nice weekend
erika

joo said...

I love the first one- superb photo!
Happy weekend to you:)

Viola said...

Jeg synes MED.. :)

tilden talks... said...

With, definatly with. I love the color!

Becky and Gary said...

I can see advantages to both, but I think I like the vivid color most. Fantastic images.
B.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Thanks for the tutoring session. I guess one's choice would be based on aesthetic appeal.

Kay L. Davies said...

It's a beautiful reflection either way, although the bright red caught my eye. But this is my kind of photo, a small building (a boathouse judging by the location of the door) reflected in the water. Beautiful.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Debby said...

I like the bold color and simplicity of this shot. It's very effective. And thanks for sharing both, illustrating the difference. It's interesting and educational for me.

Boonie S said...

Great capture. Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonie

Greyscale Territory said...

Both photos have a charm! I love the intense drama of the first one and love the soft ambience of the second!

Banjo52 said...

Well, I've had a digital camera for almost two years now, so I guess it's time I learn about filters. Nice example of what this one can do.

Fabien said...

La première est superbe, bravo !

Serendipity said...

I love the colour in the first shot, but I think the detail in the reflection in the second just pips it to the post!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I do something like this in Photoshop on some of the photos I use. I have one in the banner on the Brookville Daily Photo blog.

Owen said...

So is the backdoor for getting into the boat ???

T. Becque said...

Love it! And interesting to see the difference.

'Tsuki said...

Impressive, this effect of the polarizing filter... This red is really stunning ! Thanks for the lovely sharing...

Margaret Bednar said...

I appreciate true color - and I like both. But If I had to put one on a wall - the RED!!

Henrietta said...

Polarization absolutely:)

Johnny Nutcase said...

wow, huge difference! really nice composition!

Petra said...

I can't pretend I would choose the second photo. Although I have read a few comments here speaking about its details and softness, in my opinion the prominent and rich colours just suit the picture better. I have a clear winner. No. 1. :-) A nice comparison, BTW.

lynnwiles said...

Wow what a difference, I say I prefer natural colors more, but that red is really something.

Tricia said...

With, definitely with! =) Great color!