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 Post subject: Yamba NSW
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:29 am 
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It was a mostly sunny but a very strong wind, not to many people on the beaches.

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 Post subject: Re: Yamba NSW
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:48 am 
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Some nice sharp images as usual. Have you tried using a polarising filter?

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 Post subject: Re: Yamba NSW
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:20 am 
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Great shots, I really liked them :)
By the way, as robbon44 asked, have you tried using a polarizing filter?

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 Post subject: Re: Yamba NSW
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:18 am 
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Thanks guys, I had a CPL on, depending where I was shooting in relation to the sun you can see the difference in the skies. At some angles the CPL had no effect so I would imagine ND filters may help or go back at different times when the sun moves around.

Besides the CPL I also used -0.7 EV, from tests I did this is the best result for my eye and I always have this setting in the bright sunlight on the D7000.

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 Post subject: Re: Yamba NSW
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:36 am 
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sometimes changing from awb to cloudy can be a good idea, our sun here is very bright and we do have high levels of UV.
this is an interesting read
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutori ... alance.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Yamba NSW
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:57 am 
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The CPL may also stop you down a full -1ev as well, i thought some of the shots had that glare of sunlight on the rocks and the water so a CPL can take that off, but i guess its the angle you took the shot at, looking again at some of the sky shots the deeper color would be as a result of the cpl.

Bright sunlight is something new that i am having to deal with here in NZ, having come from the UK i am not used to blue skies and full sun !!

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 Post subject: Re: Yamba NSW
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:36 am 
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Rob, I normally use -0.7 EV in our sunlight as the D7000 over exposes without it, yes about the CPL adding another - 1. I did some tests with the CPL with and without any -EV and for me I found the -0.7 EV with the CPL on was better. Taking shots looking north and south is not a good idea with the sun in the wrong place.

Maxjj, that is an interesting read, I'm surprised cloudy and overcast have a higher temp than sunlight. As I have never noticed any colour distortion I have always used AWB, next time in those conditions I'll do a few test with different WB.

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 Post subject: Re: Yamba NSW
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:41 am 
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yes I was surprised at the effect of changing to shade or a custom value just between the two, adds a nice bit of warmth, in particular out here where the sun is so strong.
I shoot both jpg and raw and as I generally don`t bother with too much pp due to general lack of time and interest in sitting at the computer, I do aim to get it where I want it with jpg`s.
Often jpg`s are good enough, if nothing else it a good guide to where you want the picture to end up when you do PP from raw.

Not claiming any credit here, I read it in the ebook form a couple of NZ photographers.
http://www.cameralabs.com/photography_b ... otography/

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