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edG
02-13-2010, 02:53 PM
Today around noon, very heavy overcast/clouds - waited for the sun to peak through and started shooting. Tweaked it a bit in Lr 3 (beta). Used a Cokin graduated ND 8 "P" filter on my D5000 with the 18-55 kit lens.

Mad Aussie
02-14-2010, 12:28 AM
Cool! Shooting straight at the sun and retaining detail certainly suggests a successful test huh?

Greg_Nuspel
02-14-2010, 07:10 AM
Here is an interesting article (http://www.ronbigelow.com/articles/neutral-density/neutral-density.htm) on using two exposures and photoshop. Ron Bigelow has a few interesting articles.

edG
02-14-2010, 07:57 AM
MA - I'm pleased with the outcome and the results will improve as my experience grows - l have acquired an ND 4, and two graduated ones ( ND 4 and ND 8), will be adding a CPOL/CPOL warming or coloured in time.

Greg - many thanks for the link, always enjoy getting more info and tutorials that will help me to improve my results.

Mad Aussie
02-14-2010, 03:52 PM
Here is an interesting article (http://www.ronbigelow.com/articles/neutral-density/neutral-density.htm) on using two exposures and photoshop. Ron Bigelow has a few interesting articles.
I use that technique often ... have done for many years. You can see the same technique used in my sharpening tutorial ... http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f10/post-processing-sharpening-mad-way-4965.html