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This is a discussion on polarizer smackdown within the Architecture & Man Made (cities, buildings, roads, objects & abstracts) forums, part of the Show your photo (Color) - Landscape & Nature (flowers, mountains, storms etc.) category; Here is an example of how a polarizer can bitch slap automotive glare. This would be considered a prime example, ...

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    Here is an example of how a polarizer can bitch slap automotive glare. This would be considered a prime example, sometimes depending on the angle you may only have a portion of this glare reduced.
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    wowsers... thats awesome!
    thanks for showing us this travis.
    solidifies the fact i desperately need to buy a polarizer...

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    This is an EXCELLENT example Travis

    Can I use your photos in a blog post on this subject?

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    I bought one last weekend. For me it's taking a bit of getting use to.
    Thanks Travis for showing the difference a polarizer can make

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    Quote Originally Posted by marko View Post
    This is an EXCELLENT example Travis

    Can I use your photos in a blog post on this subject?

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    sure...

    notice also the windshield.... in the frame that has the glare down the body side the windshield is glareless due to how the polarizer was set...

    in the frame with the glare reduced body side the windshield is blown from glare..
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    At first, I thought... you know... the reflections look cool in the car. But in this picture, it really doesn't. The polarizer makes the shot look so much better.

    Thanks for sharing that image. I actually kind of argue against polarizers, because I always think.. Ill just do it in post process... well, this would take a whole lot of time in post process to fix for one... for two, the image is just plain better with the polarizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    At first, I thought... you know... the reflections look cool in the car. But in this picture, it really doesn't. The polarizer makes the shot look so much better.

    Thanks for sharing that image. I actually kind of argue against polarizers, because I always think.. Ill just do it in post process... well, this would take a whole lot of time in post process to fix for one... for two, the image is just plain better with the polarizer.

    Speaks the voice of someone who's never spent hours in the darkroom sweating over a hot easel I suspect. Seriously, no matter how good post processing is or becomes, there's no substitute for getting it right in the camera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tirediron View Post
    Speaks the voice of someone who's never spent hours in the darkroom sweating over a hot easel I suspect. Seriously, no matter how good post processing is or becomes, there's no substitute for getting it right in the camera!
    Sometimes, I will take a shot with post processing in mind. I have been using photoshop since the day it came out... I actually love post processing. But, there are some things that I just can't do with photoshop unless I spent hours and hours on it... this is definitely one of those.

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    Might reduce glare but the reflections can be a bit harsh...need to be careful about that. Or, have reflections that add to the image. I do like how nice the windshield appears and the punch of the color on the car!

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    Thanks again Travis! I posted the images in the blog.
    http://www.photography.ca/blog/?p=131

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