Re: Re: Polarising Filter

Duncan Rawlinson

No worries.

As long as you keep shooting and getting through the course I’m happy.

Here is the EXIF data for the image:
[attachment=1:1qvd6tbb]IMG_3166 EXIF.png[/attachment:1qvd6tbb]

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Date Time: 2013:03:27 12:02:10

Now I can’t fault you for your use of the filter. It looks like the image worked out nicely for you.

What drives me nuts though is crooked horizon lines! In a super minimalist image like this which features the ocean prominently there is no excuse! 😎

[attachment=0:1qvd6tbb]example of crooked horizon line IMG_3166.jpg[/attachment:1qvd6tbb]

I have highlighted the area here that is crooked. It’s key for this kind of image. It becomes even more critical when you try to make prints of an image with a crooked horizon.

Now with that in mind I’m glad you’re back on track and you’ve tried using your filter.

Try to play around with filters as much as you can. The more you use them, the more you will recognize when they are needed and when they’re not.

Nice work here and I’ll see you on the next one! 😉