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Great cpaton 2011-07-28 5:57

Hi Stephen, I'm just getting into more advanced landscape photography techniques, and I'd love to know more about how you captured this amazing view. Did you use graduated ND filter, or HDR technique?

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Old 07-28-2011, 08:54 PM
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Default To cpaton: Hi Colin

Its always quite difficult shooting into the sun like this. Usually we hope for a little more cloud to shield the strength of the sun. Because of this I had to use a second exposure to reveal the disk of the sun. For the main exposed shot I used 2 lee (ND) Graduated Filters giving about 5 stops to help balance the sky and land. I donít think you could ever get this extreme contrast of highs and lows straight out of the camera so a little graduation and merging of frames achieves this. Thanks for your comments and thoughts.

Steve.
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