I was trying to take pictures of the sun today with my D80 and my cokin filter system. I was using a gradual filter(121M, so its something like GD4 or something). I have two issues to ask about.
Firstly, with the GD filter, it didn't seem to have the intended effect that i wanted. The pictures i took still turned out as if there was no filter attached, that is either the foreground was too dark and the sky with the sun just nice, or the foreground ok but the sky over exposed. Is it because my GD is not strong enough? I took the exposure readings in the clear area of the filter by the way.
Next, i cant seem to be able to get the reddish sky color that i see no matter how i try to change the settings. If i use the customize color temp. thing, changing to warmer colors only makes the sky more orange-gy, but i am still not able to get the red color.
Would appreciate any help and advice..thanks
will try to post pictures tml, by the way my settings were f8-f11, shutter around 1/100.