Tag: Polarizing Filter

Dark Sky

I love the combination of Rollei Retro 80s and a red filter (and a polarizer). I love a dark sky and drama!

Nikon F5, 35mm/f2.8 Nikkor lens with red filter and polarizer
Rollei Retro 80s, developed in TMax developer, 1+4

Ghost Water

I was down at the Beaches again this morning; my Hasselblad is in the shop, so out came the Mamiya RZ67 (Medium format, 6cm x 7cm negative size). I was shooting Rollei RPX25, with a combination of red and polarizing filters to darken the sky, so I was shooting at an effective speed of EI 1, meaning that even on a bright¬†sunny day the exposures were in the range of ¬†half a second to one second in length. I love the blurring effect on water, especially crashing water in this morning’s lively breeze. It seems ghostly to me.

beaches-rz67-rpx25001 beaches-rz67-rpx25002

Getting the Filter Right

I’ve always wanted to get a dramatic sky photo, and finally I’ve found the combination! Rollei Retro 80s film, plus a 25A red filter and Polarizing filter stacked together. I took this with my Mamiya RZ67 and 65mm lens early on a Sunday morning at the Beaches, with the sun at a right angle, for maximum polarizing effect.

Red filter plus Polarizer