ND Grad Shots C&C

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  1. Draken

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    Hey,

    Brought a Cokin G2 ND Grad today heres the best pic i got out of the 15 minutes i used it lol was FREEZING!

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    hope you like :wink:
     
  2. tom.ganc

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    Hi
    WOW! That picture looks great to me. You can see the difference while using ND Grad for landscapes. Sky looks just right.
    What was your camera settings? I'm asking because I like this blurry water.
    Great job.
     
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    Beautiful shot.. yes, I'm curious how that affect is done with the water looking so smooth
     
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    Very nice - you now own one of the two most essential tools for landscape photography; don't forget to level your horizons! ;)
     
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    cheers guys ! :) i also used an ND8 filter screwed in first and then my Cokin G2 was around 0.6" so caught some motion in the waves which is what i wanted

    thanks for your thoughts :p
     
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    also if anyone can offer me any tips on how to properly use my new ND Grad and how to reduce noticeably of the line that would be awesome ! :p
     
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    The water effect is achieve through the use of longer than normal shutter speeds. In Draken's case he used a 1/2 second shutter speed. This is an image of a tidal area I shot in Greece, using a 3 second exposure (and a total of eight or ten stops of ND): http://www.rthtg.net/john/crete/Tidal_pool_8x10 (Large).jpg
     
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    The best way to do this is set it so that the transition in the filter is just masked by a line in the picture. In this case, bring the filter down so that the transition was masked by the mountains in the background.
     
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    hmmm yeah i guess it just takes practise huh
     
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    That's it exactly it - and the beauty of digital; the film's cheap!
     
  11. cosmonaut

    cosmonaut No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Great work with the ND now I think you should crop some off of the top and left and your horizon is leaning and to close to the center. It is almost never good to have a tilted shot.
     
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    what is ND?
     

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