1st try using CPOL + ND; attack!

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  1. maulrat

    maulrat TPF Noob!

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    Hello all. Be being a super newb, I am beginning to have a fascination with shutter drags. I finally got my CPOL in the mail, stacked it with an ND2, then took these shots yesterday. What do you think?

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nicely done.

    I once stacked a CP and two ND4 filters.
     
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    Very nice! I love the water swirls in #2!
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments. These were taken on a super flimsy $12 Walmart special, cheapo tripod. That is why a lot of my photos are a little blurry when I drag the shutter. It is also difficult for my model to stay that still for more than 1 second.

    I can't wait though. I have an ND4 and an ND8 coming in the mail as well as a decent, sturdy tripod. One good piece of advice to anyone using a really cheap tripod. Always keep the camera strapped around your neck when mounted on the tripod. Wind and/or gravity can easily knock over your camera leaving you in a world of pain.
     
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    TamiyaGuy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I really like both of them, really, although the subject's face in #2 looks a little blurred. I can't quite figure if that's blur from her moving or simply softness from resizing for the web.

    I also love the vignetting effect on both of them. Was that a result of stacking the filters or was it done PP?
     
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    Probably a little of both. Another blurring agent was that I was unable to oversharpen the background and "just right" sharpen the subject. I was a little lazy and sharpened both at the same time. I should have sharpened both to my liking seperately, then mask in either one of them.

    I almost always vignette my photos in CS2. Sometimes, it is hard to tell when I photograph in very little light, stack CPOL and ND filters, and underexposing my photos. I had too much fun though. Thanks for the comments.
     

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