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Achieving creative effects using polarising filters. These devices filter out light that is polarized in a specific direction. They are used to reduce reflections from surfaces and to darken the sky. They can be used to photograph objects through glass and water. Please read all of the additional rules carefully - during the first challenge I disqualified nearly half of the entries because they did not include details of the type of filter used to achieve the shot. In some photographs, the use of a polariser may not be readily apparent. For the purposes of this challenge, it should be clear to an informed observer that your photograph was enhanced by the use of the polariser.
Friday, 23rd March, 2012 (GMT)
Friday, 30th March, 2012 – Thursday, 5th April, 2012 (GMT)
Friday, 6th April, 2012 – Thursday, 12th April, 2012 (GMT)
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The chance to get the different blue colors from the swimming pool, the ocean and the sky was irresistible. The picture was taken in Salinas, Ecuador.
|Submitted:||Tuesday, 3rd April, 2012 01:08 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Saturday, 17th March, 2012|
|Focal length:||28 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/125 sec|
|Notes:||The circular polarizer is on of the best filters to carry around. I used a Quantaray Circular Polarizer on a 17-55mm lens on a Canon 7D. The sun was almost perpendicular to the picture and this created a more intense effect. I turned the filter until I got the deepest blues and highest contrasts.|
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