A to Z Challenge: X is for X-Polarization
Welcome to today’s post for the great Blogging A to Z Challenge!
Today is X is for X-Polarization.
Otherwise known as Cross-Polarization. Where else am I going to get an “X”??
X-Polarization is a photography technique that involved the use of a filter. To be specific, a (drum roll please) cross-polarizing filter!
According to http://www.diyphotography.net/getting-started-with-cross-polarized-light/, “[p]olarizer filters can be used to enhance contrast and saturation in landscape photography and reduce reflections or glare on shiny surfaces such as water. ”
While the above website shows you many ways to build a polarizer filter thingy (rather than buying one) for your camera, I have neither the patience nor the skill to construct such a thing. You can see them on the site though. And you can see some examples of pictures taken using x-polarization at http://photography.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-vibrant-lighting-effect-with-cross-polarization–photo-348.
In the meantime, since I don’t have a polarizing filter, here are some more pictures from my now long-ago vacation…