Filters are indispensable when it comes to Landscape Photography. Whether it is a circular polarizer filter (CPL) or a neutral density filter (ND) or a graduated neutral density filter (GND) or other ones. Each one has their own use on a particular occasion.

As explained by Shiva in his article on filters, the CPL is very useful while making the image which contains water or wet surface in the frame. The reflections of the wet surface take away the punch of the image and many times they pose as distractions as well.

For example just have a look at the below image. There are reflections on the wet surface everywhere. Isn’t it distracting your eyes and taking away the attention from the beauty of the stream and the greenery around?

On the other hand have a look at the below image where a circular polarizer has been used to cut down the reflections on the wet rock. Now, how does this one feel?

This is a clear example of how important is the polarizer when it comes to shooting the place which has a reflecting surface.

Hope this helps you in achieving better results in the future.

Posted By : Ashwini Kumar Bhat

One thought on “Indispensable CPL!

  • October 6, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    Thats a very valid and well-showcasing example. Thanks.

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