I took this picture knowing it wouldn’t work, from experience. I’m not sure if this can be done on video or not.
This morning there was dew on the grass and if you looked Eastward the sun reflected in the dew. Probably still is, as I took this a few minutes ago and it’s still early. My lawn looks like it’s covered in sparkling diamonds. The closest I’ve come to this is a shot where the lawn looks like it has white spots.
The reason I wonder if video can do it is that video uses an active light source. It should be possible, at the very least on a flat panel and possibly on projected video with sufficient lumens, to simulate actual brightness, not just whiteness. But I don’t know. I suspect maybe not because I don’t know if there is a way to record brightness on videotape or its digital equivalent.
This is not an area I have expertise in, though I know people in the business who might be able to answer my question about video. After all, I’m in the A-V business, though my specific concentration has been on “A”. (Though I found out last night a video projector company is interested in hiring me.)
So I’m throwing this question out to the visual artists out there. Is there a way to represent that in a visual medium?