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Aug 29, 2021 17:37:20   #
ebrunner Loc: New Jersey Shore
 
Looking at some photos that I processed today, I was pleased to see a high contrast result. When I looked at my notes for this roll, I realized that I had used a red filter and that helped my sky out quite a bit.
Erich


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Aug 29, 2021 18:56:08   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Nice image.

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Aug 29, 2021 21:16:00   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
I really like high-contrast B&W and use Orange or Red filters whenever I can. Great result! For me, that also includes adjusting the exposure where I use at least +2 stops with orange and at least +3 with Dark Red.

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Aug 29, 2021 21:19:30   #
ebrunner Loc: New Jersey Shore
 
kpmac wrote:
Nice image.


Thank you.

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Aug 29, 2021 21:22:53   #
ebrunner Loc: New Jersey Shore
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
I really like high-contrast B&W and use Orange or Red filters whenever I can. Great result! For me, that also includes adjusting the exposure where I use at least +2 stops with orange and at least +3 with Dark Red.


For these shots I was using a Nikon F3 and I used aperture priority auto. The filters were round, screw on filters, so the metering was done by the camera through the lens. I did not make any further compensations. I did, however, focus the camera before installing the filter. It is a lot easier for me to focus without the filter attached. Since I almost always shoot with a tripod, I could focus and then screw on the filter. Thanks for taking a look.
Erich

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Aug 30, 2021 10:20:55   #
AzPicLady Loc: Behind the camera!
 
What you did obviously worked well. This is a beautiful image.

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Aug 30, 2021 13:16:10   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Really well shot Erich. Do you see a difference between an on camera filter and a color to B&W conversion and applying a filter in PP?

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Aug 30, 2021 16:12:37   #
ebrunner Loc: New Jersey Shore
 
AzPicLady wrote:
What you did obviously worked well. This is a beautiful image.


Thank you. It is always good to hear you opinion.
Erich

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Aug 30, 2021 16:17:42   #
ebrunner Loc: New Jersey Shore
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
Really well shot Erich. Do you see a difference between an on camera filter and a color to B&W conversion and applying a filter in PP?


Thank you for the compliment. I have to say that I do prefer an on camera filter. Yellow filters are very subtle in my opinion; but orange, green and especially dark red have a big effect on your image. I never got the same feeling about the filters in LR. They don't seem to have much effect at all; but then I might be doing it wrong. The nice thing about the old Nikon lenses is that most of them are 52mm thread diameter. So one filter will work on many different lenses. Even the old 80-200 f/4.5 lens is 52mm which is really convenient. That is also, in my opinion, a very good zoom lens. It has Abrams Battle tank heft to it, but it is a good lens.
Erich

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Feb 5, 2022 21:54:59   #
TimHGuitar Loc: San Francisco, CA
 
Shooting with filters is always a "give and take" option for me. I never liked shooting with a red filter because the red filters out much of the blue informqtion (which is why the blue sky renders dark). The problem was that my negatives retained little shadow detail because the shadows are predominantly blue in color. The lack of shadow detail did not make the darkened sky "worth" it. That's why it was a give and take situation. Perhaps if shadow detail was not important in any given shot, but normally I like the local contrast in the black to shadow areas to be decent. I don't n ormally like empty blacks.

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