Shooting through glass is bad unless…

Shoot­ing through glass is usu­ally not rec­om­mended when you have a choice, since the glass can reduce the sharp­ness of the final pho­to­graph. There is also the ten­dency to get unwanted reflec­tions. That said, rules are meant to be bro­ken espe­cially when there is a goal in mind. For this shot the goal was to show what’s on the glass and what is beyond the glass in a vain‚effort to vent my frus­tra­tion over‚our relent­less pun­ish­ing win­ter. You can click the image to make it tastier on the eyes, even though all this snow leaves a bad taste in my mouth.


  1. admin says:

    Thanks for the com­ment Yves! That card­board trick seems like a lot more work than just man­u­ally focus­ing though. It would prob­a­bly take 3–5 min­utes to put up the card­board and 5–10 sec­onds to man­u­ally focus. Do peo­ple hate man­ual focus that much?

    I’ve been lucky enough to be in the Nether­lands twice and I love your coun­try.
    I’d LOVE to spend win­ters in Europe…ESPECIALLY south­ern Europe :)

  2. Yves says:

    Hey Marko, I always have trou­ble aut­o­fo­cussing when I try to shoot water­drops on glass, so I have to switch to man­ual focus often. One thing I found that works also is putting a black sheet of paper or card­board on the other side of the glass to let the aut­o­fo­cus find the drops, then take the sheet away and release the shutter.

    ps. noth­ing but sun here in The Nether­lands:
    Maybe you need to spend the win­ters in Europe in the future :)

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