Or to paraphrase Lewis Carroll, ‘Looking Though the Glass’ !
I was delighted to see the other evening while enjoying my glass of Tío Pepe – other dry sherries are available! – that the image of the tv screen beyond was inverted in the liquid in the glass, with some interesting results (all to do with how light is refracted through glass – vague recollections are coming back to me from school about refraction and wavelengths and prisms) but, being more of an artist than a scientist, I am more interested in the effect than the cause!
I wasn’t expecting to see these images and they were whizzing past on different tv programmes so I captured a few on the spur of the moment with my phone – next time I will set this experiment up properly – it’s good to have a few indoor photography assignments up your sleeve as the cold weather approaches! and there are a few ways to improve these shots. Here are some of my favourites from this first impromptu experiment.