Pic with polariser

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  1. Paranormalist

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    Took this picture today using a polariser. Best sky I've ever got I do believe. Thanks, Tobers, for recommending that I get one. Still waiting on an ND Grad Filter though.

    Comments welcome as always.

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  2. Tobers

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    Good man! That's looking rather better than the previous attempts without the polariser. The grass is a tad underexposed but the sign & pole are spot on. Nothing that cant be fixed in post-production (or with that grad filter).

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    A circular poalriser is an essential piece of kit for anything landscape IMO.
     
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    Nice one, just got the 6500fd myself. Still a lot to learn. How many stops do you lose with the filter on?
     
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    I thought that too about the grass. Can't wait to get experimenting with the ND Grad. :thumbsup:
     
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    After not using one and then getting this result I agree with you totaly, stevegreen.

    sbowler, I have no idea. I've only just got it!! :blush:
     
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    f-stop= 1.2/3 to 2. Is that any help to you, sbowler? :confused::smashin:
     
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    Normally a circular polariser will lose you 2 stops of light.
     
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    I find the "chrome" setting on the fuji saturates colour quite a bit, did you use the polariser with this setting?
    Have seen a great potential pic re the comp. Its a shop window for bathrooms and they have these plasic bubbles filling a bath and others floating above it. Trouble is the reflections on the window cant seem to avoid them and there spoiling the photo, any tips fellas?
     
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    Go inside and ask to take a photo of the display from there ;)
     
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    I just used the standard setting.
     
  12. sbowler

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    Thought about that steve, trouble is its angled best from outside and the display is right up agains the window. Will have to figure something out. Heres my initial effort.
     

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    You should be able to reduce the reflections using a circular polariser depending where the light is coming from. You might not be able to get rid completely but a bit of careful post processing could provide the results you are after.
     
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    Off camera flash cord ;) About £35 for a Jessops one.
    Then you can point the light where you want it to go so there is no direct reflection coming back at the lens. I'd also use a CPL though to minimise any other reflection from the ambient light.
     

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