Polarizing Filter (Two Photographs)

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Polarizing filters are very effective for darkening skies, removing haze and for better photography of subjects underwater through the water. For a very long time it was said one could not duplicate the polarizing effect in software. You can see in the two photographs the difference a polarizer makes (mostly in being able to see the bottom of the lake). The first photograph is with the polarizer, the second without. The subject is a snapping turtle prowling under water. The software I used for this is Macphuns’ Luminar, which is a full editor. Once it includes cataloguing it will be a rival to Lightroom (for Mac only). It has a lot of interesting filters. I’m not getting rid of my polarizer, but if I forget it at home or don’t have the opportunity to put one on, well I can fall back on Luminar.

 

4 responses

  1. Excellent! 🙂

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    April 23, 2017 at 3:38 am

  2. Mean turtle, great shot. Is there a PC equivalent for Luminar?

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    April 23, 2017 at 10:23 am

    • I cannot say for sure but the most likely would be the On 1 software with their new raw processor. If it’s not there it’s coming.

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      April 23, 2017 at 12:37 pm

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