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Old Dec 15, 2006, 5:21 AM   #1
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playing with my new lens.

this ia a clear piece of plastic

and the effect is achieved by... no, I won't tell you yet . anyone knows how was it done?

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Old Dec 15, 2006, 5:57 AM   #2
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I have no idea how it was done... but I'd like to find out... It looks pretty cool.

Edit: Some type of Prism, maybe?
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 3:38 AM   #3
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nobody else is interested?

I tell you anyway. you need two polarizers. one on your lens second on lightsource. trick works with glass or clear plastic which is either bended or with embossed letters like on my pictures. setup: mount polarizer on your light (desk lamp for example) place it on the ground so it's facing upwards. place glass or clear plastic over it (like a table to put your subject on to), and your subject on top of it, and shoot with second polarizer on your lens. basically you need your subject backlit with polarized light. turn the lamp on for short perionds of time, it can get very hot and damage polarizer attached to it.

BTW: it's not my idea, I read about it in photo magazine.

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Old Dec 16, 2006, 2:28 PM   #4
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haha i was very interested about it. I just didnt know what to post! i was gonna say its not actually clear plastic:-).
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 10:28 PM   #5
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Interesting! Did you use two circular polarizers? I wonder if it would work with two linear polarizers - I would think so because you have something in between them bending the light, so it wouldn't be like putting them back to back, which doesn't allow any light to pass through. Thanks for posting this - it gives an unusual look to something.
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 3:16 AM   #6
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that was with two linear polarizers. the angle at which the're aligned doesn't matter to the plastic (as you noticed it bends light), it will stay more or less the same. only outside your subject you will notice darkening when both polarizers alr at 90 derees to each other.

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Old Dec 17, 2006, 10:57 AM   #7
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Is there a before photo?
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