Reverse Grad Cloud

Reverse Grad Cloud - (c) Gerard Blacklock

D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35 mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f18 and Shutter Speed: 1s
ISO 100
Out front – Hoya CPL and LEE GND (0.9x) and natural reverse grad 🙂

For those who are not in the know about filters for cameras – oh yes we use those to distort reality too 😉 A reverse graduated filter is simply a filter which darkens the sky and then also has a even darker band that can be aligned with the horizon to really reduce the exposure on the sun (the brightest part of the scene) during those sunrise and sunset time, those leave one with a nicely exposed frame.

Now, i don’t have one of these since they are pretty specialised and really can only be used in a few cases anyway – you can also replicate the filter with a couple of normal graduated filters…

anyway there is a point to all that, there are some mornings when the cloud and sun gods shine upon you (hahaha did see what I did there 😉 ) and you get a scene like this where the band of cloud along the horizon provides you with a natural part of the reverse graduated filter 🙂

nicely played clouds and sun 🙂 its a bit of boring composition but I could not really find anything else nearby to jazz it up and by the time I would have climbed down the rocks the light could have been all gone 🙂

Exif love 😉
D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35 mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f18 and Shutter Speed: 1s
ISO 100
Out front – Hoya CPL and LEE GND (0.9x) and natural reverse grad 🙂

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