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Old Jun 3, 2005, 8:41 PM   #1
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As I mentioned somewhere earlier..it's been "cloud" week..and rain week..some areas locally got 12".Some flash flooding,too.So I have been out trying to get some shots of these monsters cruising thru but the final result just doesn't "grab" me.Should I be using a certain filter or a setting of some sorts?The first one I was ok with as there was no detail but those big fluffers have me stymied...:roll:
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Old Jun 3, 2005, 8:44 PM   #2
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Old Jun 3, 2005, 8:45 PM   #3
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..and # 3
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Old Jun 4, 2005, 12:56 AM   #4
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Lisa, are you using a polorizing filter when you take these shots? And if you are are you using a UV or skylite filter stacked with the polorizing filter? If you are stacking them then remove the UV filter and read the explanation here:
http://www.geocities.com/cokinfilter.../polarizer.htm
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http://www.geocities.com/cokinfilter...adual_gray.htm

The cokin polorizer is no different than most any other and the explanation should apply to any you might be using. There are examples at the bottom of the page and more links to help you see the results. Hope this helps some.

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Old Jun 5, 2005, 10:24 PM   #5
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Lisa, here are two pics for comparison. The first is without a polorizing filter and the second is with one. Hope it helps !!


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Old Jun 5, 2005, 10:27 PM   #6
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no. 2


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Old Jun 5, 2005, 10:49 PM   #7
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Sheesh..thats a heck of a difference!Guess what I am going out to buy?..my first filter..polarizer.Thanks Dawg!!
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Old Jun 5, 2005, 11:20 PM   #8
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Don't forget, Lisa It does make a difference where the sun is when you use the CIRCULAR polorizing filter. You get the best results when the sun is at a 90 degree angle to the subject.
And you're always welcome. My only wish is to help if I can!!


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Don't forget you can always Photochop it.

I had a quick play with #3, what do you think?

The edges could be better, but it was a very fast photochop.
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The thing to do is try and keep some detail in the sky and stop it completely blowing out (pure white). I recommended some graduated Cokin filters to Ed as it is difficult to see on the screen if you have blown the highlights, on my other camera it flashes where it blows out so you can get away with not using them and photochopping it.

I shouldn't really post a D70 picture here, but this is what you could get away with.


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