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William W. Keynes
 

Photo using polarizing filter


i was photographing a lighthouse using a polorizing filter, the picture came out with the sky looking almost gray like. I do not know if there was under/over exposure that caused this but the sky was so blue! I was composing by including the upper half of the lighthouse. So I was on the ground, looking up.


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3/12/2007 1:39:58 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  You have to be careful to rotate the polarizer the right way so the sky is saturated. Look through it first and remember the orientation for the darkest sky. Rotating it the wrong way will do the opposite of what you want. (Remember that even if you are using a polarizer, if the lighthouse is dark and that is what you are exposing for, the sky might still be washed out.)


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3/12/2007 3:11:23 PM

 
Raymond H. Kemp
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2004
  Also remember polorizing filters work best at right angles to the sun.

Ray


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3/12/2007 3:14:14 PM

 
W.   
No nudity, Ray!


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3/12/2007 4:44:00 PM

 
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