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Circular Polarizer

There has been some discussion about Circular Polarizer Filters. I shot a couple shots yesterday while waiting for the 844.

1. First shot is with the Circular Polarizer, but Not rotated in to correct alignment. Basically the same as not having a Polarizer on at all.


2. The second shot is with the Polarizer on and rotate in to position to produce the Maximum effect.


3. I prefer a slightly different effect. I shoot with the polarizer on and then "burn and dodge" in the "digital dark room". I used Photoshop, but the same can be done in several programs such as Corel's "Paint Shop Pro".


None of them are Right or Wrong, just depends on what the photographer Prefers.

Your the photographer, shoot how you want!



Outstanding In My Field
A polarizer certainly makes for nice shots in the right conditions. I just need to remember to take it off along with the clear filter I use for lens protection when shooting right into the headlights.



5th Generation Texian
what you are seeing in these shots Brad is the fact that the "maximum" effect is not always the "right" effect. This is why you need to evaluate the scene thru the finder as you rotate the filter. There are many cases where the maximum effect is just too much; so you'll need to turn it somewhere in between. When it is not properly rotated, all it does is act like a 2-stop ND filter, darkening everything and often lowering the contrast. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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