Driving again #4 by robz

Driving again #4

"The Alley" is a favourite spot for local surfers - it's just on the other side of Currumbin Rock, which can be seen here in the distance.
This was the result of the first try with a ND8 filter. I was pretty happy with the change to the amount of noise seen in the sky.
Love the tones! Hi Rob, I’m not very familiar with filters, what is a ND8 filter?
May 21st, 2020  
@jacqbb LOL Jacqueline - I'm no better than you - this is the first time I've had a camera that you can even fit one onto! And it's the IR camera so I don't really know exactly what they do on a normal camera. I have discovered that they allow my camera to use a lower ISO and hence give less noise in the background. I had a look online and found this link - it seems pretty interesting. Cheers Rob https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/hands-on-review/a-guide-to-neutral-density-filters
May 21st, 2020  
Very cool, great result
May 21st, 2020  
delightful
May 21st, 2020  
sky looks great! Almost looks infra red.
May 21st, 2020  
Wow - what an amazing result.
May 21st, 2020  
Wonderful processing on this superb shot.
May 21st, 2020  
What a strange and unexpected combination of shades.......clearly a new toy to have fun with!
May 21st, 2020  
I'm not familiar with any filters but love the effect the filter you used created for this photo
May 21st, 2020  
This is a very interesting filter and I love these IR effects !
May 21st, 2020  
Love this one ... fav
May 21st, 2020  
I love this moody photo and how the ND8 filter has affected the sky
May 21st, 2020  
The color changes make my brain really study the details!
May 21st, 2020  
This is so stunning Rob, I have some filters and have never tried them. I definitely will now :-)
May 21st, 2020  
Nice tones , I shall have to try the ND4 I have in my camera bag
May 21st, 2020  
What a great result
May 21st, 2020  
@robz Thank you for the info Rob. x Jacqueline
May 21st, 2020  
Amazing shot
May 21st, 2020  
@graemestevens Hi Graeme - thanks for having a look at the result of your kind advice. I ended up with a UV filter and a set of 3 ND filters - all for the princely sum of $48. This photo seems to indicate that they might be quite useful - especially once I learn what they can do....... Many thanks again. Cheers Rob
May 21st, 2020  
@pusspup Hi Wylie - thanks for having a look - and you are quite right - this was taken with the IR camera. It's such an interesting thing to play with! :)
May 21st, 2020  
@spanner Hi Spanner - thanks for having a look and leaving a comment. That was very kind of you. Cheers Rob
May 21st, 2020  
@sangwann Thanks Dione - I didn't actually do much to this shot - the filter seemed to work so well that the colours were already there as shown. Pretty pleasing actually. :)
May 21st, 2020  
@casablanca Hi Casablanca - you're so right. This was a Mother's Day present from the girls - I think it's going to be great fun! :)
May 21st, 2020  
@suez1e Hi Sue - thanks for leaving a comment. This is my first try with a filter too - I think they might end up being quite useful.... Cheers Rob
May 21st, 2020  
@fr1da Hi Frida - thanks for your nice comment. This camera really is fun to play with - never ending dials etc and now the filters add an extra dimension. Cheers Rob
May 21st, 2020  
@lyndemc Hi Denise - thanks for your comment. I'm glad you find the different effect quite interesting - I think that's what makes this camera so much fun - you never quite know what it's going to do! :)
May 21st, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana Hi Diana - these were a Mother's Day present from my girls - I really had no idea what to expect - so this was a happy surprise! :)
May 21st, 2020  
@craftymeg Hi Margaret - thanks for your comment. I must admit I was pretty happy with this as a first trial of the filter. I just need to remember now what settings I used! :)
May 21st, 2020  
I like how this turned out a lot other than foreground flowers that are so bright I can hardly look at the serene background
May 22nd, 2020  
Out of the box creativity!!!! IR with ND filter- Whoa! I am so intrigued. This is absolutely so exceptionally cool. Hope you don't mind I would like to play along with this idea. 1 Fav doesn't begin to cover I much I love this.
PS-also very grateful for the link to the ND discussion. I've tried a few times with some minimal success.
May 22nd, 2020  
Fabulous shot and edit.
May 22nd, 2020  
@jgpittenger LOL Jane - I know what you're saying but this was a pretty big breakthrough for the IR camera - that bush would have normally been bright vivid blue! At least now I can get it white and try to learn how to tone it down. It's been so interesting. Thanks for your feedback - I always appreciate it! Cheers Rob
May 22nd, 2020  
Hi Joy. Thanks so much for your interest and feedback. I would love it if you have a play too - I really have no idea what I'm doing so it's all just trial and error but it does seem that the filters work well in high light situations - there's been very little of that awful bright blue and the noise seems to be much less in the sky. I've got a UV filter too and had a play with it yesterday - I'll put up the best of what was a pretty ordinary bunch to give you an idea of what it did. It seems to increase the contrast between the whites and darks. I wondered too about the use of a Polaroid filter for use with water shots? All in all- lots of fun!! I'll look forward to seeing any of your shots! Cheers Rob
May 22nd, 2020  
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