Refraction, Interrupted

© Jeffrey Levy

Refraction, Interrupted

Uploaded: December 07, 2006


I was trying to get a variation on the theme of refraction through wine glasses. Finally, I hit on the idea of taping paper to the back of the glass to block half of what would normally be white, turning it black.

Then I worried that people would see it wasn't the normal refraction and assume it was just an empty glass. Hence the "broken" forks: they show there's water in the glass.

Shot with a tripod. F/5.6, 0.3s, ISO 50.
Editing: cropping and cloning out a few reflections and some haze along the bright edge of the glass.


Irene Colling level-classic February 09, 2008

This is so intriguing. I'm still trying to figure out what I am seeing. I guess I'll have to try this myself to see what results are caused by the interplay between elements. Excellent work. #850714

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