John & Anne Wiley

2012/10/26

Contrasts

We got a fun surprise today: another chance for a quick SB flight in clear air. I’ve been wanting to try a polarized filter to see how a similar scene compares when taken with and without that filter. So today before we took off I put the filter on and shot some pix around town. Here’s one with a view of the harbor similar to the one I shared yesterday.

1232 SB Postcard

1232 SB Postcard

I really like yesterday’s view, but this one’s better to my eye. First off, it has more contrast and that gives it more punch. So much, it looks to me like a postcard of our beautiful city by the sea. Guess I’ll be snapping more pix with the filter occasionally, even on clear days rather than only on hazy days as I did on our AB Joy adventure. Anyway, by way of contrast here’s a pic from a few days ago when it was hazy but I didn’t try the filter on this one.

 

1136 Soft SB

1136 Soft SB

To me this could be another sort of postcard. Almost air brushed, with the layer of cloud giving a soft accent. A quieter mood with the faintest whisper of lapping waves in the rustling sand. A hint of sea air, with an impression that the clouds are slowly drifting along with my eye. Yes, it seems I like this one too. 🙂

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