Ultraviolet Polarised Ice and Alpine Willow Leaves

© Bjørn Rørslett/NN 1994

In some respects, using UV is quite similar to visible light photography. Thus, the old trick of bringing out the colours of ice by using polarizers works equally well in the UV range. The colour palette, however, is more restricted and exposures tend to be very long indeed.

Nikon F4, UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5, Nikon Polarizer, Fuji RTP film

UV images may also be acquired using digital techniques. For an updated review of digital UV and IR photography, click here.


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Last Update 1 October, 2002