Filter Suggestions for Sunrise

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    I'm going to be shooting a sunrise of the city next weekend. What filters should I be looking at. I will be using my 24-70L.


     
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    If you will be shooting towards the sun do not use any filter, period.

    If you will be shooting with your back to the sun in order to get the warm low angle lighting on a skyline, you still won't find any filters particularily useful.

    If you are shooting at an angle not far from 45 degrees into a skyline made of glass-curtain highrise buildings with the rising sun reflecting in the glass, you might find a polarizer useful for adjusting the brightness of the reflections.
     
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    no filter, even for a long exposure?
     
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    The only filter that might be useful would be a graduated neutral density filter, but it will depend a great deal on what is in your foregound and other particulars in whatever scene you are shooting.

    If you continue shooting in the hour after sunrise a good circular polarizing filter could also be useful when the Sun is 90 degrees or so to your lens axis. Again, it depends on the scene you are shooting at any given moment.
     

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