The Magic of a Polarizing Filter

I have said this many times before and I’m sure I’ll continue to say it many more times to come. That moment when you try a polarizing filter for the first time and see how much of a difference it can make. It is always shocking, exciting and at times surprising. I’m not sure I will ever get use to it in these extreme situations.

PEI Wind Turbine Farm

PEI Wind Farm using a Polarizing Filter

These two images are an example from a couple days ago showing the same moment in time with and without a regular polarizer. About 15 seconds apart.

This result can only be achieved when the sun is to either side of you (it will not work if the sun is in front or behind) but oh my, it can make a big difference and bring a sky to life.

Without a Polarizing Filter

Without a Polarizing Filter

This article was first published for the community at OFFBEAT.

Published in Gear, Prince Edward Island on August 2016

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