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#1 Miguel Bunster

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 10:25 AM

Hi does anyone know if there is a filter or a combination of filter that can produce the effect seen in this image?

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It was taken from an airplane window which are made of two layers of glass or plastic which have a lot of small scratches. Any help would be great.
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 11:08 AM

You can make your own scratch filter using a clear plastic filter (maybe Cokin makes one in the P size) and making some light abrasions. There are some random-pattern star filters called Hollywood Star, Hyper Star other names sold by Tiffen:

http://www.tiffen.com/star_filters.htm
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#3 Miguel Bunster

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 11:37 AM

Thanks David,
I will start playing with it.
Will se making different scratches on both sides of filter.
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#4 Greg Gross

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:59 PM

You could actually create a real star effect at right time of day with just your camera lens(on camera
of course). Shoot images digitally and view effect for end results. Of course working fast with the co-
operation of weather is reqiured. There's a new technique being utilized by still photographers now to
create filter effects without actually using a filter as we know it. I guess you could say you'd be using
nature's big key light. Think of your eye as the camera lens(eye of the photographer) the aircraft win-
dow was the filter and the key light was nature's.

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#5 Miguel Bunster

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 07:49 PM

I iwll keep testing and see how it goes and upload some images.
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