Tuesday, June 14, 2011

[UV] Hungarian Parliament building in reflected ultraviolet light

From a recent trip to Hungary, here a shot of the famous Hungarian Parliament building as seen from the Buda castle on the opposite side of the Danube river.

Shot using my UV sensitive camera, Cerco 94mm lens, Baader-U filter and preset UV WhiteBalance using my ReflectionDisc.

[click on image to see a larger one]

Reflected UV "colors" are according to the previously described "UV color palette" related to wavelength:

A visible comparison shot taken a few minutes from the one above looks like that:

Note the very different colors and especially the fogged background due to Rayleigh scattering of UV light which is much stronger for UV light than for visible or even IR light (this is why IR is so often used to penetrate clouds = make them transparent).

Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos