steve_AZ

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Joined on Aug 27, 2003

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  • Thanks for the idea.  I remember using one on my first digicam (one of those Sony's that wrote to floppy disks) in ~2000.  Was not a fan.
  • Yes I generally understand the polarization effect and certainly it's benefit for eliminating plane-polarized light from reflections.  It wasn't clear to me how this would change the "straight-on" ...
  • Follow up: I got a Moment polarizer, returned to the same petroglyph site and gave it a try. I saw some small improvement in contrast by trying ~10 random polarization angles (impossible to ...
  • Thanks.  I am curious whether some software will do a better job than others.  So far I do all PP on my laptop (mainly with generic Win Microsoft or Google Photos and it looks like Snapseed is for ...
  • Thanks...I gave a polarizer a (low effort) try a year ago...at the rime I was trying to reduce glare which van be pretty harsh in some cases.  (I had a polarizer I was trying on my old G9X). It's ...
  • Yes.  One of my petroglyph buddies does return trips when lighting is expected to be better but I usually just take what I can get and (ideally) I'm "discovering" them throughout the day. I've been ...
  • Thanks much for all the comments...a lot of good suggestions and I probably haven't fully taken in all of them yet.  As near as I can tell there is no Pro mode on my phone. As mentioned I've done ...
  • Thanks!  I agree the problem is basically overexposure in the area of interest.  I'm a little surprised that post processing (in my hands anyway) doesn't help much.  Your suggestion makes good ...
  • Created discussion thread Is it me or the phone (camera)?
    I like to hike in the desert, find peroglyphs, and take pictures. (snapshots! I'm not a serious photographer).  I've been doing this for years and about a year ago, after I dropped and broke my ...
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