Polarized

   WOW !!! Look at those colors.  How do you get a sky that is that dark blue?  Why are the leaves blurry?  Well the answer lies in one simple thing.  Polarization.  I used a circular polarizing filter on the front of my lens and rotated it until the sky was as dark as possible.  That’s what these filters do, they knock out reflections and focus the light so that everything becomes clearer.  This was a tree that was in the side yard at my dad’s house.  I shot this when the sun was fairly high in the sky too.  It was a crystal clear blue sky but the filter is what really brought out the colors.  Unfortunately the filter also drops your shutter speed by around 2 stops.  This was Kodachrome 25 so I probably had a slow shutter speed to start with. There was a slight breeze so the branches blurred a bit.  But that is what fall is all about.  Breezes, cooler air, vibrant colors and leaves falling.

     Hey,  I want to thank everyone who stopped by this week only to see my Grand Finale all week.  Sorry I didn’t get anything posted sooner.  I have some neat images for next week.  See ya later.

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About mikemeyerphotopro

I've been photographing beautiful clouds and skies and landscapes for 30 years. So that's about all you'll see here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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