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    Default Mount Washington in changing light...

    Saturday is was a fantastic day for a number of reasons, but it started off with a stunning sunrise. I caught this from an undiscloseable location, and was intrigued by the rapid changes in light in the 20 minute span that these were taken over.

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    2 or 3 stop soft grad GND filter
    ISO 100
    F10-F14 with shutters around 1 to 2 Seconds...

    Thanks for any thoughts...
    First Color...


    Pink Sky Reaching Washington...


    Alpenglow on the slopes...


    Color about to fade...
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    Striking and surreal. I was quite taken with that first image: the snow, stones and shoreline in the foreground, as well as the reflection of both the mountain and the color in the sky above, gave the shot an icy depth.
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    I like the 3rd picture.
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    Nicely done Jim!

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    I love the first picture because the foreground captures you then as you look your eyes are drawn to Mt Washington in the distance. It shows a lot of depth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    I love the first picture because the foreground captures you then as you look your eyes are drawn to Mt Washington in the distance. It shows a lot of depth.
    It also shows that Jim has a lot of depth. As he was taking these pictures he was thinking about giving away that ring.
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    Another beautiful set of images! Great compositions and color.

    Can you suggest a website or webpage where we can learn about ND filters. I need to get serious about NDs.

    Congradulations on another excellent shoot!
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    Thanks all...

    Gnome...I have an email reply I just wrote to someone about the issue, so I'll paste it below. I also have found a great article which explains better than I do.

    I shoot with HiTech filters, for their balance of price, quality and neutrality. Not the best in any of the categories, but good enough of each...

    Any questions, happy to help!

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    First:
    http://www.naturephotographers.net/a.../dw1108-1.html

    Then:
    Okay...here you go, info on the magical world of filters.

    I shoot with a cokin holder system. You can find info on them here...
    www.2filter.com/cokin/cokinpaccessories.html

    This company just moved to NH, and is, from what I've heard, a trustworthy company.

    You need a Cokin 'P' size holder, and then an adapter ring for each lens thread size that you have.

    After that you need the filters themselves. This page has Cokin P Series Sized Holders (84mm).

    www.2filter.com/prices/nd_graduals_P.html

    I LOVE my HiTechs, and hated my Cokins. Well worth the extra money, and IMO no need to go higher quality.

    If you were to get a starter set, I would get a 2 Stop (0.6) hard edge and a 3 Stop (0.9) soft edge. These can be used independantly, or stacked for a strong yet seamless effect.

    I also have a cheap circular polarizer that I got off ebay. It fits in the first slot of the cokin holder. It polarizes well, isn't neutral, but I like it's warming affect.

    The Hi Tech filters SCRATCH very easily. Don't even think about storing them in their plastic sleeves that they come in. You MUST get one of these microfiber cases. I have F166:

    www.kgear.com/f/

    Once you get the filters, it takes some time to get the filters to rest in the right spot so that the grad line is seamless and virtually invisible. I'll happily offer advice when you get some shots up with them...

    Hope this helps...
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    Of course!

    "caught this from an undiscloseable location"

    You've been trespassing again, haven't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    Of course!

    "caught this from an undiscloseable location"

    You've been trespassing again, haven't you?

    KDT
    I had an opportunity through implied association to access a property...
    I don't know if that will hold up...
    So yes...
    "I've learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but that all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it."
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