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Ice art - K20D with variable ND filter (8 images)
Lens: DA16-45mm/f4.0 and DA*50-135/F2.8 Camera: K20D Photo Location: Medemblik, NL ISO: 100 
Posted By: newmikey, 02-22-2011, 04:39 PM

Why the ND filter on a sunny day? I wanted to keep an option to work with a large aperture and on some shots with some water activity I wanted to keep a sense of motion in an otherwise pretty static picture.

I used the Polaroid variable ND in anger for the first time and it worked out pretty OK, letting me fine tune my exposure and I think I do see a bit of polarizing effect from it as well (no surprise as this is, in essence, a polarizer "sandwich").

The filter is out there on fleebay and quite reasonable in price though I'm not quite sure the more expensive ones wouldn't offer more quality. I find the thread on this one quite rough and it is a single thread so it takes some trying to get it on the lens straight.

Was it cold? You bet ya!

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02-22-2011, 07:52 PM   #2
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Very interesting series of ice shots. I like the 3rd shot with the ice on the blades of grass. Ice is such a creative substance.
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brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... interesting ice art mike..... will spring ever come? dave m
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Well done #1 looks like a frozen spider.

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Three and seven are my favorites. Nice ice series.

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