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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:51 am 
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So, who carries a screw on Graduated Neutral Density Filter and who carries a plate (not sure of correct term) I shot the picture below super early in the morning and it was so cold I did not pay attention to the fact the sun was not fully in the valley yet. I'm not experienced enough yet in Photoshop to try and balance it. This was done with a 9 shot HDR. I can bring more color out in the valley but that causes the upper ridge to go way out. So I thought about a Graduated Neutral Density Filter for the future but which way do you all use, screw on or plate? Next, if you recommend a plate, what is the proper term? I only found one on Amazon so far, it is expensive and only has one review, a bad one.

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Hi Mike

most of the ND Grads I've seen are square and fit in an adaptor ring so you can rotate and move them up and down to suit the picture.

http://www.cokin.co.uk/

that's the brand I use.

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would a polarizer filter do the trick?

Alternatively put a gradient layer over it.
see example below

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in ps
Create a new layer.
Hit "G" for graduation.
Select black as your colour
Hold down the shift key and click and drag in the direction you want the darkest park to start and lightest to finish
Don't freak out because you will now have a big black graduation over your pic, change your layer from "Normal" to "Overlay"
From there you can change the opacity to suit

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