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Old Feb 24, 2005, 9:33 PM   #1
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Just received my graduated nd filter and thought I'd give this sunset a try. Not a bad sunset for wintertime here in Michigan. Notice the snowmobile and deer tracks near the bottom. Settings: ISO 80, Saturation high, F 7.3, 1/100 exposure, color warm, white balance clouds. Enjoy.

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Old Feb 24, 2005, 9:36 PM   #2
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This works for me big time.

I like it very much.
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Old Feb 25, 2005, 4:54 AM   #3
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GND really adds... this might be next on my list of filter pick-ups.
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Old Feb 25, 2005, 5:25 AM   #4
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I've bought a grad. ND yesterday.. haven't got time to test it yet. But this looks promising great picture
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Old Feb 25, 2005, 5:30 AM   #5
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I've bought a grad. ND yesterday.. haven't got time to test it yet. But this looks promising great picture
Tim, in addition to really adding to sky shots, GND's also make a lovely chapeau. Simply attach a fancy ribbon to either end of the filter with velcro, and tie each end in a bow under your chin. Great to wear on a night out on the town. You will be the envy of your particular social stratum.
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Old Feb 25, 2005, 6:02 AM   #6
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hahahaha !! :?Might try that tonight
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Old Feb 25, 2005, 8:57 PM   #7
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Yeah. I think that's what we wore when we got our diplomas.
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Old Feb 25, 2005, 9:12 PM   #8
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On second thought, maybe it was a graduating neutral density filter chapeau. After we received our diplomas and turned our tassels around they became graduated.

At any rate, that's an excellent shot. I've been wondering if anyone in the forum had tried them. It seems much easier than bracketing and blending two or more images in PS to get that extended dynamic range.

I just finished a leisurely read of Light and the Art of Landscape Photography, by Joe Cornish. He uses large format view cameras and GND filters a lot. He does some great work, though I think the Velvia film he uses, almost exclusively, makes many of his images a bit oversaturated, almost artificial looking. But, I'm getting off subject. Sorry.

Anyway, I love the picture. Very, very nice. And great sense of humor Nick.
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 6:04 AM   #9
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Hi
I've got 3 HiTech Grad ND filters and never do landscape photography without

them in the bag, they are 0.6 and 0.9 hard edge and a 0.6 soft edge, if you

only intend to getone I would recomend the 0.6 soft edge as the most versitile.

These HiTech GND filters fit the Cokin P holder, Cokins own grey graduated filter

is half the price of the HiTech but often give a color cast.

I have posted a couple of examples on the landsscape photo section on this site

during the past week. hope this helps

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=48805&forum_id=8


http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=8


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Old Mar 1, 2005, 6:53 AM   #10
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Wow! Wirraway, those are great shots. Love the depth of field, the misty looking surf from the long exposure, and the perfect placement of the moon in the first one. Composition is top notch in both. Love the way the pier adds depth and leads the eye into the picture in the second one, and the rich, saturated blues of the sky and water, the yellow from the lights.

The photos that you and Mark have posted are very compelling - a testament to the advantages of using the ND filter on the technical side, as well as providing fine examples of good composition on the artist side. Well done. Kudos to both of you.
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