Here's a little experiment I picked up from my friend Nubster [photoblog.com] back in December. The point is to show that RAW images look better than JPEG, even when converted to JPEG format.
Initially I only planned to take two images, but I thought that as I was using a strong sidelight I'd have a little play with my polarising filter as well. So essentially I've replicated the experiment three times; once with full poloariser, once with half and once on minimum.
The only post processing was a bit of cropping and sharpening. I didn't even worry about getting the rotation right. All images were treated in exactly the same way.
So, what do you think? Do they look different to you, if so which looks best?
301. Polarised Thermo Experiment