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09-25-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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1. First use of a ND filter. Kind of has this HDR look to it but its not. Too much exposure?
2. Slightly darkened
3. Slightly lightened in spots. In between 1 and 2

What do you think?

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09-25-2011, 01:57 PM   #2
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#2 is the best treatment. You can go darker still -- you're nowhere near the point of losing significant shadow detail. Does look slightly overexposed.

Too much foreground for my taste. I'd crop the bottom 10-15%.
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Yes, I agree. #2 is the best shot. And it looks better with some of the dead space in the foreground cropped off - up to just below the first horizontal line.
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Thanks guys. This was my first real use of an ND filter so figuring out what the settings should be is taking some practice.

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What ND is it 2, 4, 8? If that is a 2, I would throw a CPL on it and keep the same shutter speed to compensate for the exposure. If it is a 4, yes...notch it down just a bit.

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