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Old Apr 21, 2006, 2:12 PM   #1
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Hi,

I would like to get one of these filters that allow the dreamy effect on water. I have a 350d / rebel xt with 58mm threads. Can anybody point me in the right direction? I am not sure what is best...

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What's wrong with Photoshop???
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 4:33 PM   #3
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errr the user I guess?? :blah:seriously i would like to use a filter if anyone can help me... thanks.
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FYI - Cokin has an entire line: http://www.cokin.co.uk/
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ok so there are all sorts of colours and stuff - what do i need - would it just be a grey one? or blue? sorry for being a noob!
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Can you show us a picture of this dreamy effect you're talking about?
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 10:17 PM   #7
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DomCotton wrote:
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ok so there are all sorts of colours and stuff - what do i need - would it just be a grey one? or blue? sorry for being a noob!
Is this effect what you're after? http://www.cokin.co.uk/pages/pastels2.htm
(which you can easily achieve in Photoshop...)

Or this which requires no filter at all - just a slower shutter speed and slooow lens:


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Or you could use a ND4 filter combined with slow shutter speed and use of tripod. Good luck.
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Old Apr 22, 2006, 1:36 AM   #9
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Thanks NHL that is exactly the effect I want but you may notice that the sky has completely blown. I thought this was because the scene is just too bright to do a long shutter.

Cocktail, that is what i was looking for. I ave found a website that tells more about it - it apparently says that all ND filters are grey.

I guess I will have to visit ebay today!

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Thanks NHL that is exactly the effect I want but you may notice that the sky has completely blown. I thought this was because the scene is just too bright to do a long shutter.
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Isn't this a different issue than filtering though? (i.e. limited dynamic range of 'digital')

If you check the histogram of the above picture -> both highlight and shadow areas are clipped! Would an ND filter corrected for the sky, but underexposed the dark areas below instead since an ND filter would have lowered the exposures in both areas equally? :?
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