Pete, I was trying to be modern. To leave my film memories at home. Along with my digital Minolta Autometer.
After all, I was holding a D7000 Nikon in my hands. The all time Swiss Army Knife of optical gadgets.
Six months into DSLR ownership, the unforgiving realities of HDR, limited exposure latitude and certain digital quirks are slowly revealing themselves to me. I thought a polarizing filter was a relatively harmless accessory.