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Old Sep 4, 2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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These two photo's were taken at approx. the same time using the same settings with a polorizing filter and a skylite 1-A filter. The only difference is I rotated the polorizing filter ! The first one ---this doesnot show many reflections and is rather drab!!

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This one shows the dramatic difference achieced by just rotating the polorizing filter.


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I processed both in Photoshop Elements and using the same enhancement settings and filters. NO DIFFERENCE! I actually shot the first one last and the last one first.

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? I see a difference in the two images :!:

The first one you call drab, is with the polarizer actively doing its thing removing light reflections.

The second is with the polarizer rotated so it is not actively removing a portion of the light. Same result as if you did not have the polarizer on the camera at all.

The removal of reflections is one of the main reasons for using this filter.
The other is darkening a blue sky, which can now be done in Photoshop as well.

The skylite 1a filter has no effect on the image at all, it is also known as a UltraViolet filter and works best at high altitudes to cut down some of the exterme blue end of the spectrum.
Many people use this filter to protect their front lens element.

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I processed both in Photoshop Elements and using the same enhancement settings and filters. NO DIFFERENCE! I actually shot the first one last and the last one first.

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That is correct Pete!! The difference in the shot is very noticable when looking down into the water. But the shot was really not worth having without the polorizing lens in place. With it I am able to allow the amount of reflection I wish and without it you only get what nature supplies!! Sometimes it can overwhelm the camera and no amount of manipulation will help!


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