Why is the sky so blue?

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  1. mostly sunny

    mostly sunny TPF Noob!

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    I don't love the picture.. But do love how blue the sky is.. Is it that blue cause of the polarizer I have on the lens?
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  2. Big Mike

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

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    Yup. :)

    That is one of the effects of a polarizing filter.
     
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    One effect? Please explain more... I have used the Circular Polarize r to enhabnce the blues in the sky... or to play with the transparency/reflection in water... are there other effects I can get with my Polarize r?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Those are the big ones, but it can also help to take the glare/reflections off of other surfaces. For example, it can sometimes take the glare off of green foliage, leaving a deeper, richer green color.
     
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    Ahh cool. Thank you Bic Mike. I nver though of that before.
     
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    The WB is a bit off IMO. Look at the clouds, there's a slight blue cast.
     
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    A polarizer filter will also cut through the haze of distant hills and mountains.

    I almost never take photographs without mine, but most of my photos are landscape and nature.
     
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    So what does it do to water?
    And can you adjust it so it doesn't make it soooo blue?
     
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    Makes it so you can see whats in the water... or reflect like glass...In shallow water anyway...
     
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    This will give you a good idea of what it can do for flat expanses of water. One image has the polarizer turned one way and the next is with a 45° turn.


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    Ohhhh ok.
    Thanks!
     
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    Is this the same thing?
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