Saturday, January 09, 2016

ND Filter

Andy | Saturday, January 09, 2016 | Best Blogger Tips

My wife bought me a neutral density (ND) filter for Christmas. This photo is my first experiment of using one. ND filters reduce the amount of light entering the camera, enabling a longer exposure time than otherwise possible. Longer exposure times can achieve a wide variety of artistic effects, including softening the appearance of turbulent water or emphasizing motion within a crowd of people.

20 comments:

  1. I have never heard of a ND filter, but from the looks of this capture it would be something everyone would like to have. The was it helped you create this gorgeous capture is wonderful. The muted coloration and the way it has modified the water and say is wonderful. What a great Christmas present.

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  2. So now to the Niagara Falls to experiment some more. Nice try Andy but I should take the fall more in front.

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  3. I´m not familiar with this filter, sounds nice to experiment with.

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  4. I think I'd better get busy and improve my technical skills!

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  5. Looks good. I use a ND filter for some waterfall shots.

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  6. I like the effect it has on water. Have fun with it!

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  7. Oh, a neutral density filter? My birthday is coming up! ;))

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  8. That's a nice gift, you will have a lot of fun with it.

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  9. Mine ended up being hand-held as I was too lazy to attach the frame. I used it only for sunsets and I am so math challenged I did not carefully work with the other settings. IT is interesting.

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  10. A polarizing filter works the same way. That's what I use on all my waterfall shots.

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  11. I like the effect of these filters very much and this shot is a good one. You will have fun working with this "new toy".

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  12. The results can be quite fine. Nice shot.

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  13. The effect caught my eye even before I read about your new ND filter. It's very nice...and it elevates this shot nicely.

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  14. Your wife and you are far cleverer than I. I just try to get sharp shots . . . blurring is usually a mistake on my part.

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  15. Perfect gift for you Andy from your wife. Beautiful!

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