Sunday, April 25, 2010

"Two birds with one stone"

       The reason I chose to title this photo "Two birds with one stone," is because this is a similar situation. Two reflections with one photo! The first refection in this photo is the reflected image on the rifle scope. You can see the image of the window on the glass of the scope. If you look closely, you can tell that there are two images on the scope. They are both the same image, except the one on the left is upright, and the one on the left is inverted. The reason for this is because there are two lenses on a rifle scope. There is one at the beginning of the scope, and one at the end. The upright image is on the end lens of the scope. The image goes through the end glass, and reflects off the beginning glass. Then the image is reflected on to the other side of the back lens, making it inverted.  The second reflection in he picture is the window reflecting an image on to the table, which we can see on the lens of the rifle. There is so much physics in just one photo!