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Re: GRADUATED ND FILTERS OR PHOTOSHOP??

Postby Hikin Mike » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:30 pm

DAVELA wrote:Thanks for the replies.

My main purpose is to filter out the harshness between green forest,meadows and snowcapped peaks.Usually the peaks come out all washed out/overexposed.So to compensate i adjusted the shutter speed to a faster setting.However this gives the darker foreground a darker and hazed look with reduced detail.
I guess i could avoid most of this problem if i took early morning/late evening shots with optimim lighting but sometimes time cant afford that luxury.Especially when in a new location that you are seeing for the first time and cant plan ahead for optimum lighting times.
I am using a nikon d70 with the nikkor 18-70lens and a polarizer.Its a sharp lens.


Even shooting at sunrise/sunset you may have to use a GND or bracket several shots in Photoshop.



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Re: GRADUATED ND FILTERS OR PHOTOSHOP??

Postby maverick » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:43 pm

Take one shot correctly exposed for the highlights, and one for the shadows, then
combine them, and that will take care of your problem.
Just use your histogram to ensure you do not blow any of your highlights (overexposing)
or loose any shadow detail (underexposing).
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Re: GRADUATED ND FILTERS OR PHOTOSHOP??

Postby Hikin Mike » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:51 pm

maverick wrote:Take one shot correctly exposed for the highlights, and one for the shadows, then
combine them, and that will take care of your problem.
Just use your histogram to ensure you do not blow any of your highlights (overexposing)
or loose any shadow detail (underexposing).


....and use a tripod. :unibrow:
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Re: GRADUATED ND FILTERS OR PHOTOSHOP??

Postby copeg » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:40 pm

John Dittli wrote:A classic mistake is to make the foreground (say in a reflection) higher key than the background; impossible in nature and a dead give away


I've been guilty of that more than once :lol:
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