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CPL Filter at Night to prevent reflections and refraction?

 
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Feb 18, 2016 17:55 |  #1

Haven't tried this yet, but a few photographs lately have been ruined by strong reflections and refraction. I'm thinking about using a polarizing filter, but how much of an effect will this have, and is it compatible with night time panoramas? Obviously you cannot use a polarizer during the the day for panoramas, but what about at night?
Example below of what I am trying to avoid, this is not self promotion! LOL


Light reflections on the water, and refraction/glare from the three panels atop the tiered building. I took this as a 25 shot pano with a 50mm pancolar at f5.6. Would a polarizer have prevented this?

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Feb 18, 2016 18:46 |  #2

Ive never done it, but im sure a CPL will cut some of the light bouncing of the water, how much i can't say. the glare now, looks like lens flare, try a lens hood.

it also looks like a cloud.


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