other use of circular polarizer

Hi. As we know, circular polarizer cuts down haze and reflections. There is another use for it, if you haven’t known it yet. It can be used as a neutral density filter by cutting down the light entering the lens by up to two stops therefore allowing us to use wider aperture or slower shutter speed. This would be equivalent, more or less, of using, say, cokin nd 4 filter. We would then be able to have the silky effect of waves or running streams or waterfalls. An example would be of Breanna Bowman’s Mossy River at www.jpgmag.com.

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