Day 127—Cotton Balls

The sky was filled with puffs of cottony clouds this morning. I attached the polarizing filter to my 35mm prime lens and went out to see what I could see. It was about 8:30 and the sun was to my right when I took this photo and the polarizing filter was set to maximum. I don’t really understand the filter. I’ve read that to get the maximum effect, the sun should be at a 45 degree angle which, at 8:30 it was probably close to that, coming from over my right shoulder. I can see in the photo the sky darkening on the opposite side from the sun and the clouds stand out from the sky more than when the filter was not at maximum.

35mm Lens
ISO 200
F/11
1/100
Polarizing filter set to maximum
SOOC

Here are the clouds with the filter at minimum polarization; slight change but not dramatic. The sky is a different color, however. This exercise has taught me that I need to study more about polarizing filters, why to use them, how to use them, and when to use them.

35mm Lens
ISO 200
F/11
1/100
Polarizing filter set to minimum
SOOC