Saturday, November 24, 2012

water in the air.


I fly a 1946 Stinson 108, also called a Voyager.  It's fairly good for taking aerial photos, and I have been flying between Petaluma and Watsonville recently.  However, I am now experience what water in the air will do to photos. 

I fly south in the morning, and this means the sun is toward the east and  pretty much in my larger field of view.  What happens is the light refracts through the water and turns the image blue. This is the same thing that happens to make the sky blue.  When I am coming home during the afternoon, the sun is behind my view, so the light is not as refracted and you get the normal looking skylines.

A polarizer might help, I'll have to try that some time.

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