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13-12-12, 12:50 AM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: St. Petersburg. FL.
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i didnt use any filters other than a polarisor, should i have used anything else? compositionly, could i have done any better? any other comments suggestions most welcome.
Paul, it's a nice landscape photo. I never heard of a polarizing filter being used at night, and I don't think it did anything other than create a need for a slower shutter speed by a stop or two, or a wider aperture. I emphasize that I never heard of this before, so I'm not saying you were wrong to use it. I need to do some research on that. Perhaps if you set up another shot like that, look through the viewfinder as you rotate the filter. If you see no difference then you don't need it, and are just losing two stops of light. Same thing during the day. A polarizer will darken the blue sky but only while pointing in certain directions.
I just did a bit of digging and it's a debatable issue. Personally, I see no need for it at night.
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