Fuji S5200 With ND Filter + Polarizing Filter Together

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by lanarkcp, May 19, 2008.

  1. lanarkcp

    lanarkcp Guest

    I have been trying to photograph a sunrise with my Fuji S5200 (so,so
    results.) I would like to buy a graduated ND filter and a polarizing
    filter and try this with the lenses stacked, with the darker portion
    of the ND at the top. Would this improve my chances?
     
    lanarkcp, May 19, 2008
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    Cats Guest

    I don't think a polarizing filter would help unless the image included
    water - it makes most difference to skies looking across the sun
    rather than into it.

    IMHO sunrises/sunsets are very difficult to do well. Have you had a
    hunt on Flickr for what you consider to be successful shots? If you
    find any, you can often check at the setting used. You could also
    contact the person that took them to ask how they did it.
     
    Cats, May 19, 2008
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  3. lanarkcp

    Burgerman Guest

    I don't think a polarizing filter would help unless the image included
    water - it makes most difference to skies looking across the sun
    rather than into it.

    IMHO sunrises/sunsets are very difficult to do well. Have you had a
    hunt on Flickr for what you consider to be successful shots? If you
    find any, you can often check at the setting used. You could also
    contact the person that took them to ask how they did it.


    Only sensible way is with
    a) a lense that doesent flare
    b) underexpose it enough so that no highlights get blown (or as little as
    possible)
    then bring up the shadow detail in the foreground with levels in photoshop
    or whatever you use.

    Failing that HDR (several shots combined by bracketing) works great. Check
    out Photomatrix it does the work for you..
     
    Burgerman, May 19, 2008
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    The One Guest

    Chances improved muchly, though I don't know, but learn about it first.

    Joel 2008
     
    The One, May 20, 2008
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  5. lanarkcp

    lanarkcp Guest

    Has anyone tried successfully to do HDR using Gimp?
     
    lanarkcp, May 21, 2008
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    gpsman Guest

    Nope. You have to get up early, before the sunrise, and point your
    camera toward the east.

    Then, try a graduated color filter, or PS, or both.
     
    gpsman, May 21, 2008
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