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…






Posted on April 28, 2016, in A to Z Challenge and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. That first picture is really cool! Was there something on the path? I couldn’t tell if it was fallen leaves or just different colors.

  2. Oh nice play on cross polarization! Well done! 😀

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: