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  1. Paranormalist

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    I thought this trailer was a nice subject to photograph (I especially liked the coloured paint on it). Used a light blue Nuetral Density Graduation Filter to darken the sky.

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    Advice and comments greatfully received. :smashin:
     
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    Seems to have a green cast to me, I personally would reduce that and lighten the hedge line but darken the sky :)
     
  3. Paranormalist

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    Based on your advice and my limited knowledge of Elements 5 I think this is an improvement.
    But why the green cast to begin with? :confused:

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    That looks alot more natural to me, alot brighter and clearer. The detail in the clouds is coming out alot more too
     
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    You're right - definitely more natural looking. :) I guess I should get a darker blue ND Grad..
     
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    I'd steer toward a grey ND grad for skies to be honest, especially when cloudy as then there is no blue in the sky and it will look more unnatural.
     
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    A nice circular polariser helps lack lustre skies in the right circumstances too but definately look to getting a grey ND grad :)
     
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    Cheers, guys.
     
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    My Guess would be the Blue Grad filter playing havoc with Auto white Balance.
    I agree an ND Grad is best not a coloured Grad.
     
  10. Tobers

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    Yep - agree. I had trouble with my blue graduated filter - never really got the colours right. A grey one is the way to go for skies.
     
  11. stevegreen

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    I actually like a ND8 for skies. I saw Dar using one on the Ireland meet and it really darkens the top of the frame giving a nice moody feel to the shot.
     
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    eh? Do you mean a 3 stop grad? An ND8's not going to do anything except lengthen the exposure.
     
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    Yep, thats what I meant, the graduated ND8.

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    Photo courtesy of Dar :smashin:
     

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