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Driving the coast

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Jul 10, 2008 21:14 |  #1

I am driving the coast in one week and will last a month, from Washington to California and would like to take pictures of the sunset and was wondering what lens and filter to use.

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Jul 10, 2008 23:55 |  #2

Any camera/lens combo will work...all you have to decide is how wide you want the shot to be. As for filters, I've never used one...don't really own any except for a cheapo CPL and a UV...I don't think you would need one. Good luck and have fun on the trip.

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Jul 11, 2008 00:15 |  #3

Personally, I'd go for an ultrawide lens.

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Jul 11, 2008 18:03 |  #4

An ND grad might be nice, but I've taken most sunsets without any filters. Which lens just depends on what you want to get in the picture. Sun sinking into the pacific with nothing around it is kinda boring, (except now where the fire fallout is making things exciting. Trees, bridges, beach, clouds, anything besides just water and sun.

With a fill flash you can light the foreground (people) so they aren't silhouettes, if desired.

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Jul 11, 2008 18:09 as a reply to  @ KirkHMB's post |  #5

PCH AHHH one of the worlds great drives...Spend some time in Carmel & visit the Weston Gallery, also one of the most beautiful beaches and maybe a day in Santa Barbara..

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