This is a common occurrence in our daily lives. When light bends, it distorts an object, making it appear very enormous or very small. Although light refraction is the most often observed phenomena, other waves such as sound and water waves are also subject to refraction. In passing from air to glass, a ray of light of one wavelength or hue is refracted, or distorted, by an amount that depends on its speed in air and glass, the two speeds depending on the wavelength.

GLITCHED : Inverse Glitch On Refraction.

The quantity of refraction will be more evident if the light enters the substance at a larger angle. On the other hand, if light enters the new substance from the front the light will slow down but not change direction.

DILUTED : Divergence Through Water.

Refraction photography is unique and visually attractive. Almost every closeup photographer does water droplet photography, and for good reason: It looks fantastic, and you can do it all from the comfort of your own home!

REPLICA : Pattern Through Droplets.

The secret is to utilize a macro lens and or make huge water droplets. You may have a lot of fun arranging different objects in the background, such as flags, flowers, and more, because the droplets will refract the scene behind them. According to Frederick Lenz “You’re a refraction of the one light. You’re a waveform of light. You’re a fractal, a pattern that continuously changes.”

CONDENSE : Image Condensed On Several Droplets.

This chapter “Detour” examines photographs that make use of the refraction phenomenon in a variety of mediums.

All the photos and text in this post are copyright of Adarsh V, Kannur, Kerala, Creative Hut Institute of Photography.Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.

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