Sirui’s Reverse Graduated ND Filters

Sirui’s Reverse Graduated ND Filters.
A problem I face as a landscape photographer is a setting or rising sun on the horizon and what it can do to exposure. When the sun is on the horizon, the brightest part of the frame tends to be that area right where the sun is located. Typically a photographer would use a Graduated Neutral Density Filter to “reduce” some of the light and balance the exposure. The graduation has been from top to bottom, dark to light. The situation I described above though dictates a graduation from light to dark, then clear for the foreground. My friends at Sirui have just released a Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter that will eliminate the problem. There is one other filter on the market that does it as well, it is made with Optic Resin, as opposed to German manufactured Schott Plate Glass B270. The optical quality of the Sirui Filter is absolutely incredible! They are made in 3 and 4 stops. I had the honor and pleasure to use them on my trip to Maine in October and was super, super impressed with them. The Bass Harbor Lighthouse image was made on this trip using the 3 stop reverse filter. I did a cellphone capture of the filter beside a traditional Graduated ND Filter for quick comparison. I will really enjoy shooting with them in Wyoming in a couple weeks!
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/10th of a second, Sirui W2204X waterproof tripod and K20X ballhead, Sirui 3-stop Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter and Sirui Filter holder, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #SiruiFilters

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