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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:02 am 
Hello all

First I have to say your "DSLR Tips Video Workshops" Gordon are great!!

I have just brought my first DSLR its an Nikon D5000 with lens kit.

I have had old 35mm SLR's before but the new DSLR is a whole new world of learning, But I'm slowly getting my head around it especially after watching the Video Workshops.

I have a question. I took this photo the other day at the top of a lookout and the greens all look yellowish.
What course's this ?

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Welcome to the forums!

Digicams have a tough time cutting through haze. A polarizing filter might help, or you could try setting your whitebalance a bit colder

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Yep, what citruspers said!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:17 am 
I have 5 suggestions:

-Take the photo after it has rained. It "washes" out the sky taking away all that hazy dusty dust.

-Take it early in the morning when air pollution is lower.

-Use an infrared filter. (it will look all weird but it will cut through haze).

-Use a slightly yellow filter if you want to give it more contrast.

-Use a polarizer.


Also: The sky looks a bit overexposed. This might contribute a bit to the haze effect.


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thanks for all the help
what brand of filters should I look for


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I'd say the infrared isn't a real solution to the problem here, and a yellow filter is only for black and white images Agun ;)

I think the polarizer is your best bet here. Hoya makes some good ones, but get the multicoated version if you can afford it.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:32 am 
Citrusper wrote:
I think the polarizer is your best bet here. Hoya makes some good ones, but get the multicoated version if you can afford it.



thanks Citrusper

is there a certain model number I should look for ?


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Look for a Circular Polarizer, with multicoating. I wouldn't know model numbers. Also make sure you get the right size for your lens diameter.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:45 pm 
I think there's also some color cast in addition to the wb and haze thing. I tried some pp on the pic, trying to cut through the haze. I think the end result would have been better and less noisy if the original, large file was worked on. But it does appear pp can't replace a p.filter.
Here are the two images put together for comparison.
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