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Old Nov 1, 2008, 9:47 AM   #11
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Circular polarizers are good for more than just adjusting the skies. If I understand how they work correctly, they allow light to come in through only one "direction" (that's over-simplified). In this case, it might have been useful to block some of the reflected light off of the water. That would (hopefully) cut down on the dynamic range of the picture - the water wouldn't have been so bright (no reflected light from the grey sky) against the dark trees. At least, that's how I would understand the theory given your situation. It would have been worth trying a couple with and without one on, to see if it would help. I really like the pictures, by the way.
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