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Thread: what filter to use to shoot sunset?

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    Default Re: what filter to use to shoot sunset?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    agreed with megaweb, meter at the mid tone areas.

    unless you are shooting water as foreground against sunset, else you can't get any details in foreground.

    btw, CPL won't work if you are shooting the sun, it works best is when sun is on your right, top or left, perpendicular with the lens axis.
    was thinkin of using CPL to reduce water glare/reflection.

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    Default Re: what filter to use to shoot sunset?

    Quote Originally Posted by lumpyme View Post
    was thinkin of using CPL to reduce water glare/reflection.
    I have my CPL with me in the shots above. After trying out, I think I can do without it. At the angle I am shooting, the CPL is not so effective in removing the reflections of the water surface. However, I find the reflections attractive on the contrary.

    Do beware of flares and ghosting if you use filter while shooting into the sun.

    BC
    Last edited by Scaglietti; 21st March 2007 at 10:52 AM.

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    Default Re: what filter to use to shoot sunset?

    I find a lens hood is useful to prevent glare and lens flare.
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    Default Re: what filter to use to shoot sunset?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    Normally I will look out for mid tone within the frame. The moment when the sun almost set at the horizon ( I think it only last for 1 min ), the sun is not bright and glaring. I will meter the sky next to the sun and compensate accordingly.
    When you say compensate do you just stop down the exposure?
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    Default Re: what filter to use to shoot sunset?

    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    When you say compensate do you just stop down the exposure?
    Usually EV -1.
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