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By ChiliMan
Helloooo, people.

It looks like Fefe and I are on about polarising filters again today Grin Although mine is a boring "here's some info" type upload while hers is a downright VA-VA-VOOM image. Thanks for showing me up, Fefe! Why you little...


Alrighty, so there were comments in my last upload about the 90 degrees thing. Here are some sort of 'illustrations' of that. All shots taken with polariser on.

Vs 1&2: Sun above and slightly behind me. In other words, almost 90 degrees to the sky I'm taking. Therefore a discernable effect (more so in V1) when twisting the ring. Illustration in V3 showing the pistol hand rule to use when you’re ‘out in the wild’. Point your finger at the scene you want. If the sun is where your thumb is pointing, then your polariser will have more effect on your sky.

V4: Sun is now to the left of me and my sky...and you can see only the top right of the image is getting the darkened sky /polarising effect. Illustration in V5.

For those more interested, Ken (franken) sent me a link to an excellent article last November:


For those of you still awake, class dismissed GrinGrin


PS: I was gonna upload on Wednesday but I took my dad to the nearby A&E in the evening. He had a high fever and the last time that happened he was warded for 10 days in May for a bad Strep B infection. He's been warded again but he looked as right as rain at lunch time today! Waiting on the blood culture now to find out what it is this time. Blood panel at the A&E showed it is definitely bacterial and not viral. He's on IV broad-spectrum antibiots in the meantime. All very odd. But he's doing fine Smile

I'll catch up on your pfs this weekend.

Tags: Sky Polariser Blue White Clouds Effect Polarising filter Flash and lighting Humour and fun

Voters: crookymonsta, Mollycat, Fefe and 15 more

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Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2014 4:02PM
Glad you added the diagrams for a simple soul like me.
Peter GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Fefe Plus
8 37 31 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2014 4:49PM
Oh bloomin eck....comment all typed out, then I pressed a wrong key and it all dissappearedTongueSad

Right here I go again............Blush
Its the drawings I loveGrinGrinGrin Great stuff........Great expressions on the cloud and sun in V3GrinGrinGrin
What a difference to the sky! Not sure I will ever understand all that 90degree stuff, I just swizzle till I like the look of it and clickTongue
Great informative setGrin
SlowSong Plus
11 8.7k 30 England
27 Jun 2014 5:07PM
Dear Andrew, or should I say "Quick Draw McGraw"! Very illustrative pics, errr illustrated masterfully and concisely by yourself.

You never cease to make me chuckle.
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2014 5:48PM
still laughing .... thankyou for being you....
va va voom is precisely right.....GrinGrinGrin
and yes I love mine to bits... makes such a difference
and fun to play with
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
27 Jun 2014 7:34PM
A good tutorial here Andrew !!
Interesting set.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2014 7:57PM
Cogent explanations and priceless art work - what more can we ask?
27 Jun 2014 8:02PM
A good tutorial and images.
Hope all is well with your dad
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2014 8:12PM
Good tutorial and like your images Andrew
Clever 'clogs'
27 Jun 2014 10:08PM
Excellent Andrew. Just shows the difference so well. Hope your dad continues to improve. Cathy
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
29 Jun 2014 8:27AM
A great set and drawing and hope all goes well with your DadSmile
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2014 1:17PM
Great images with even greater illustrations SmileSmile

I hope that your Dad makes a very speedy recovery Andrew.

Best wishes,

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