Comments on: The Magic Cloth Technique – DIY Graduated Neutral Density Filter http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2012/02/02/the-magic-cloth-technique-diy-graduated-neutral-density-filter/ Photography blog featuring landscape and waterscape photography from Tasmania, Australia Wed, 02 Apr 2014 07:59:57 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=479 By: Alexhttp://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2012/02/02/the-magic-cloth-technique-diy-graduated-neutral-density-filter/#comment-4518 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:36:14 +0000 http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/?p=4428#comment-4518 Thanks for the kind words Sef :)

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By: Alexhttp://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2012/02/02/the-magic-cloth-technique-diy-graduated-neutral-density-filter/#comment-4517 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:35:58 +0000 http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/?p=4428#comment-4517 Thanks for stopping by Steven. It can be frustrating that the camera does capture an image slightly different to how we saw it first hand but hopefully as cameras evolve, they will become more accurate.

- Alex

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By: Neayshiahttp://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2012/02/02/the-magic-cloth-technique-diy-graduated-neutral-density-filter/#comment-4509 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:39:00 +0000 http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/?p=4428#comment-4509 It’s funny how stmmoiees the camera can capture something different from what you remembered or had intended in your minds eye. Glad to see it can happen to the best and not just me. :)Steven

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By: Sefhttp://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2012/02/02/the-magic-cloth-technique-diy-graduated-neutral-density-filter/#comment-4505 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:05:13 +0000 http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/?p=4428#comment-4505 - I like the way the light is retlecfing off the rocks and their arrangement within the composition. I even like the slow shutter speed effect on the water -a technique that I find to be a little over-used these days but it contributes to a nice ambience that works well for this shot.

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By: Alexhttp://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2012/02/02/the-magic-cloth-technique-diy-graduated-neutral-density-filter/#comment-4498 Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:37:50 +0000 http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/?p=4428#comment-4498 You should definitely give it a try! Nothing to lose especially when it’s free to try. My only suggestion would be to hold off for long (30 second+) exposures. It might not be as useful for shorter exposures.

Thanks so much for the kind words, Hobart is a beautiful place but sometimes it’s nice to experience something bigger. It’s not too cold there though once you get used to it. The winter months are actually quite beautiful and the cold weather is almost bearable ;) fafae

Thanks for stopping by Eloise :)

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By: Eloise Clairehttp://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2012/02/02/the-magic-cloth-technique-diy-graduated-neutral-density-filter/#comment-4497 Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:31:46 +0000 http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/?p=4428#comment-4497 Wow great idea! I think that’s worth a try! I have some cheap grad filters and they are pretty good but I struggle to get my exposure right, and to decide which one to use.

I love your photos by the way! You’ve got the long exposures down pat!

A lot of people move from Hobart to Melbs hey. I guess there’s more culture and things to do. I would def live in Hobart instead of Brisbane if it wasn’t so cold. Such a pretty place!

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By: Markhttp://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2012/02/02/the-magic-cloth-technique-diy-graduated-neutral-density-filter/#comment-4494 Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:48:51 +0000 http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/?p=4428#comment-4494 I will be sure to do that Alex, and thank you for the reply!

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By: Alexhttp://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2012/02/02/the-magic-cloth-technique-diy-graduated-neutral-density-filter/#comment-4493 Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:38:51 +0000 http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/?p=4428#comment-4493 Hi Mark,

Thanks so much for stopping by. I can feel your frustration about the Cokin filters as they’re not always practical especially when shooting wild seascapes with sea spray going everywhere. For this reason I find the magic cloth technique a great alternative and worth a play. Be sure to let me know how you get on :)

- Alex

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By: Markhttp://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2012/02/02/the-magic-cloth-technique-diy-graduated-neutral-density-filter/#comment-4487 Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:07:52 +0000 http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/?p=4428#comment-4487 I am just getting back into using ND filter (Cokin) when out “in the filed” and am sometimes very frustrated with the results. This technique looks simple (some of the best things are aren’t they), and I cannot wait to give it a try the next time I am out (which will hopefully be either later on today or tomorrow at sunrise). Thanks for the tip!!

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By: Alexhttp://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2012/02/02/the-magic-cloth-technique-diy-graduated-neutral-density-filter/#comment-4480 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 23:03:09 +0000 http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/?p=4428#comment-4480 Definitely! I’m looking forward to seeing the results you get Martin :)

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By: Martinhttp://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2012/02/02/the-magic-cloth-technique-diy-graduated-neutral-density-filter/#comment-4479 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:58:39 +0000 http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/?p=4428#comment-4479 I’ll definitely have to give this a try next time I’m shooting long exposures. It looks like a lot less hassle than using ND grad filters ;-)

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