Graduated filters (PYSICAL, not in post processing)

Challenge #4 in the Use your eyes... after that: use your shutter series. Hosted by drmatiz.
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The picture has to be shot with a PHYSICAL graduated filter, so not a gradient added in PP Personally I tried it for the first time last week (and took the sample entry ;) ) and was completely blown away by the results. Immediately I bought a set for myself and it's fantastic. People seem to be under the impression that you could do this in post-processing but to keep the real colors of the sky this works a million times better. (And no, I don't have any stocks in the graduated filter market)
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Bands of Colour II
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Sunrise at Moraine in June (the only month when it is possible to get sunrise light on all 10 peaks, so I am told)
Submitted: Friday, 6th July, 2012 11:11 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 4th July, 2011
Focal length: 20 mm
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
Aperture: F14
ISO: 100
Notes: 0.45 Hard Grad over sky and mountains to balance exposure (water to sky ev difference is usually around 1.5 stops). very minimal pp - just saturation and sharpening.
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