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Leighgregory Registered since 08th Sep 2006Wed 26-Mar-14 11:32 AM
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"Postprocessing when using a x10 stop ND filter advice"
Wed 26-Mar-14 04:54 PM by jrp

Swindon, GB
          

Hello everyone,

I’m after some advice regarding PP when using a x10 stop filter.

I used a custom white balance setting for this photo which when uploaded to my computer was far too cold. I played with various white balance setting, opting to select the clouds as a white point for the custom white balance setting in NX.

I’ve added 4 colour control points in NX to come up with this version.

I also tried to process in Lightroom but was unable to make it look any better.

If anyone has any advise on how best to process I’d be very grateful, all the images I make using my 10 stop filter as a nightmare to PP.

D700 24-70 F2.8 – 5 minutes F11 iso 400

CPL & x10 stop high tech ND filter

Thanks

Leigh

A Nikonion in Swindon, UK.



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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Wed 26-Mar-14 01:03 PM
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#1. "RE: x10 stop ND filter advice"
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Wed 26-Mar-14 05:23 PM by esantos

McAllen, US
          

Hi Leigh,

If it's the Lee 10-stop Big Stopper you are referring to, yes it tends to give you a blue cast. And it tends to concentrate in the center of the image. It does require a little more post processing to correct - I have found it is best to make a global correction in WB first and then a second correction to bring the center in line with the edges. This can either be done in Photoshop using a mask or using a local adjustment in LR or ACR.

Ernesto Santos
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clickhans Registered since 10th Jul 2012Wed 26-Mar-14 05:48 PM
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When using my Lee Big Stopper I have to crank up the Kelvin in manual white balance between 7140 to 8330 K to get what equals 5260 K.
I still have to adjust in PP, using control points in Color Efix works best for me.

best
hans

  

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Leighgregory Registered since 08th Sep 2006Thu 27-Mar-14 02:44 PM
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Swindon, GB
          

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies, very helpful.

I was considering buying the Lee filter system but am unsure now if you still have the WB issues I have with the high tech filter.

On a side note do you see the Lee filters in the frame when shooting wide? On my 24 - 70 I need to zoom in to about 28mm to eliminate the filter holder which is very annoying...

Thanks

Leigh

A Nikonion in Swindon, UK.

  

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walkerr Administrator Awarded for his con tributed articles published at the Resources Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in multiple areas Nikonian since 05th May 2002Thu 27-Mar-14 03:25 PM
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#4. "RE: Postprocessing when using a x10 stop ND filter advice"
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Colorado Springs, US
          

The Lee Big Stopper definitely has a nasty color cast. The Singh-Ray Mor-Slow filters are much better in that respect, but not as available in some markets.

One thing that you may already know is that it's very important to either close the viewfinder blind or find something to cover it up. If not, you'll get light leakage that can create strange color shifts in portions of the image.

Rick Walker

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esantos Moderator Nikonians Resources Writer. Recognized for his outstanding reviews on printers and printing articles. Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas, including Landscape Photography Awarded for his extraordinary accomplishments in Landscape Photography. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian. Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Thu 27-Mar-14 03:30 PM
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McAllen, US
          

I'm living proof that what Rick is pointing out is true about the light leakage.

Ernesto Santos
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walkerr Administrator Awarded for his con tributed articles published at the Resources Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in multiple areas Nikonian since 05th May 2002Fri 28-Mar-14 01:13 AM
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#7. "RE: Postprocessing when using a x10 stop ND filter advice"
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Colorado Springs, US
          

Ditto. Even when you know to do it, you'll sometimes forget.



Rick Walker

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klm Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Dec 2003Thu 27-Mar-14 11:26 PM
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#6. "RE: Postprocessing when using a x10 stop ND filter advice"
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I do a lot of LE photography and I keep some gaffer tape on my tripod for this purpose. Though, on my D200, I don't think it matters if I'm in manual exposure mode.

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Leighgregory Registered since 08th Sep 2006Fri 28-Mar-14 06:13 AM
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Swindon, GB
          

Thanks for the additional comments all,

I do remember to close the view finder sometimes although I very rarely do. Thanks for the clarification Rick, I need to get this LE photography to an acceptable level before my trip to Yosemite later in the year.


Thanks again for all the input guys,

Leigh

A Nikonion in Swindon, UK.

  

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