Tonight we are going to talk about reflections. We can add a new dimension to an image with a reflection. There are plenty of images out there with reflections, quite a few would just be okay without out the reflection. Once it is added though the image grabs the attention of the viewer.
CPL filters as discussed before can alter reflections on non metallic surfaces. Reflections can be controlled easier with a CPL in place. Below we have the same scene taken first with a CPL on then with it off. The focus point was different because the subject changed and can e noticed in the detail on the hose.
Can this effect be mimicked in post processing? Probably, having a CPL to do the job saves a plethora of time especially if there is a series of images. Can we still get reflections without a CPL? Sure.
Reflections in the desert is one of the reasons to go out after it rains in Las Vegas. Again quality filters are recommended, a rule of thumb is to purchase the most expensive one can afford. I would love to see some pictures from you. Grab a filter then go out and shoot.