Weekly Photo Challenge: Internal Reflection of the Background

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The following image is the result and an excellent example, albeit unintentional, of internal reflection.  While shooting some interior images of a locked small rural church, I used the angled viewscreen on the camera, held it high and placed the lens directly against the wavy panes in the old lead windows, depending solely on the camera’s autofocus and autoexposure settings.  With the camera lens tight against the glass, the recorded peripheral reflections are from the internal reflection of the glass pane.  The angle of incidence of the peripheral images (grass, sky, trees, edges of the camera, my forehead)  is still great enough that they travel through the front surface of the pane but are reflected off the posterior interface of the pane back into the camera lens.

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14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Internal Reflection of the Background

  1. Oh this is wonderful, kind of what we use to experiences in the very old photo days – taking two pictures on top of each other. This one of yours are just great – bringing memories back. 😀 – Thanks for the Ping

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