Refraction – Weekly Photo Challenge

Interesting word, refraction. It is the change in direction of a wave due to a change in its transmission medium according to Wikipedia. I’m not so sure that my photos are a good example of refraction, but I think of them as atmospheric refraction, or perhaps refraction due to the camera lens interpreting the light through the atmosphere. Anyway, some better examples of photographic refraction are at the bottom with links to the sites that they came from.


The photos below are not mine, but they are better examples of Refraction Photography. I’ve never thought about capturing these types of images before, but it might be fun to give it a try sometime.

Definition: Refraction

noun – PHYSICS
The fact or phenomenon of light, radio waves, etc., being deflected in passing obliquely through the interface between one medium and another or through a medium of varying density.

  • Change in direction of propagation of any wave as a result of its traveling at different speeds at different points along the wave front.
  • Measurement of the focusing characteristics of an eye or eyes.

Refraction Photography is most commonly known through photos of water droplets like the one below.

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