polaroid splotchy skies

Started Dec 5, 2012 | Questions thread
JulesJ Forum Pro • Posts: 45,472
Re: polaroid splotchy skies

drh681 wrote:

The problem is the polarizer. In combination with a wide angle of view.

A polarizer works best(most) when directed 90° to the axis of the light.

A wide angle lens will "see" far enough off that axis that the polarizing effect begins to diminish.

So what to do in the field? tuck that polarizer away when shooting wide angle or off angle landscapes. Shoot a bit under exposed. (say 2/3 or a stop?)

In post, you can do a selective color adjustment layer, and add some black to the blues and aquas.


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