# Thursday Reflections – Reflection vs Refraction – Water glass

Starting from a comment on my previous post where Alex said that, technically, in the picture is a reflection, although I presented it as a refraction, today I made an experiment to show the difference between the two types of photography; reflection and refraction. The result can see in the photos below.

The application of science to photography is a great way of getting creative images, believe me!

I am not an expert in physics but I remember learning that reflection occurs when light is sent back from a surface and does not pass through it, while refraction occurs when light passes through an object of denser mass, and the light is bent as it goes through.

A reflection is the image of something in a mirror or on any reflective surface.

In a refraction  is always obtained an inverted image.

I share these photos with Thursday Reflection Challenge

• Question /

## Which one do you prefer?

• reflection(
• refraction
• Question /

## Sunset reflection or sunset refraction?

• sunset reflection
• sunset refraction

19 points

## Written by Ileana Calotescu

photography

1. You took me to my physics class. Great explanation there. Your photos are great.

2. You explained this perfectly. And love the photos as always, brilliant!

3. Your photos are so skilled, the pleasure to watch at them.

4. I know the difference, maybe because I’m Albert too…
Btw, I like the pictures so much!

• Thank you, Albert! I’m convinced you know the difference! Btw I knew the other Albert many years ago when I learned the theory of relativity!ðŸ™‚

• I am glad that you know the other Albert, who knows you can introduce him to me.

5. Just love these photos and seeing the city in that water glass is awesome

• Thank you, Sandra! As I said, the application of science to photography is a great way of getting interesting images.

6. Wow, what an idea. Thanks for sharing this.