#SundayStills: Photographing through Window #Glass

I do not like photographing anything – especially landscapes – through any kind of window or glass. It not only distorts the color temperature – makes the scene look cold when it’s supposed to be warm, add green when there shouldn’t be green, and don’t get me started about cloud colors – it’s a nightmare when it comes to editing these photos in Lightroom.

Sometimes though, I can’t say I have a choice like unless I suddenly sprout a pair of wings, there’s no way I could photograph in the open air more than a hundred stories above ground. I took these with my phone, by the way, in RAW before uploading them to Lightroom and stitching them to make a large panorama. If I remember, each of these images are made up of 9 to 11 images stitched together. The smaller focal lengths of the phone’s camera really helps sometimes.

I thought these came out great except for the bit of reflection, which as hard as I tried, I couldn’t get rid of them.

As much as I don’t like it, sometimes, it is the way to go and I got a few favorites that were taken through the window while the car was moving or through a plain old window.


10 thoughts on “#SundayStills: Photographing through Window #Glass

  1. You have the right idea for taking pics safely if even through a window, Yinglan. Your photo editing is spotless (LOL), and I can barely tell they were taken through windows. You should just get a drone for those high shots–no? Nicely done, thanks for jumping into Sunday Stills this week 🙂

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  2. I photograph through glass all the time. Reflections and light bounce around and make the image more interesting.

    That said, if you don’t want reflections put your lens right on the glass. That works for both cameras and phones.

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    1. I guess it depends on the situation. Your images are always interesting. I heard a circular polarizer filter prevents glass reflections and I do remember using one that day but it didn’t seem to work. I don’t use filters often enough and incredibly out of practice.


  3. I enjoyed all of these. I chuckled at you saying you don’t like taking photos through windows and I agree, though when we were on our recent vacation I did that quite a bit because the colors were stunning and I just couldn’t stop the vehicle to take a photo so through the window it was.

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