• Clipping and Halation

    3 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    This photo, taken yesterday at the Flint Institute of the Arts in Michigan, is a good example of clipping and halation, The sunlight enters the room through a big window, edge lighting the two figures and leaving a bright trapezoid on the floor. The light is so bright that the camera's sensor overloads and goes to pure white, a phenomenon photographers call "clipping." It has the same effect on our retinas, though our eyes can adapt to far greater extremes of illumination than the camera sensor. Because of the extreme brightness and a dirty or imperfect lens, the lines in the floor...
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