Po­lar­is­ing the light

NPhoto - - Road Trip -

It’s ar­guably the most im­por­tant fil­ter for land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy. Make your scene jump out at you and re­move haze with a po­lariser.

In my case, sun­rise was a lit­tle un­der­whelm­ing, so I de­cided to throw on my po­lar­is­ing fil­ter. By do­ing so I was able to darken the blue sky and in­crease colour con­trast. Sud­denly the scene came alive. A thin haze I hadn’t seen be­fore was erased and a thick, lus­cious golden green shone up from be­low. Every­thing fell in an ex­po­sure range of one to two stops, mean­ing no bright high­lights and min­i­mal dark shad­ows, which made it a very pho­to­genic time of day.

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