Day 62 — It’s Polarizing

Today, I decided to see what effect the polarizing filter has on glare on water. I’ve tried this on other glary surfaces and found that it makes a difference but I found today’s result to be the most dramatic. The first photo was taken with the polarizing filter turned for the least polarizing effect. The second photo was taken with the filter turned for the maximum effect. It is clear that the polarizer greatly reduces the glare and reflection on the water. It also seems to have had an effect on the overall color of the photo. The photos were taken in succession but the first was taken with the camera turned 90° so I cropped both photos so they would have the identical layout for comparison. Also, these photos were taken at 11:59AM, so the sun was directly overhead.

Both photos:

18mm lens
ISO 200