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Michael Turner
United States
Current Residence: The road
I now have what I believe is the most expensive glass I have for my camera in terms of cost per unit weight of glass (I haven't weighed all my lenses).

The past few times I've gone waterfall photography shooting I've kicked myself for not bringing my neutral density filters.  I have a 1 stop, 2 stop, and 3 stop 4" rectangular filter.  They are good, but kind of clumsy at times.

I am familiar with the trick of stacking two polarizing filters on top of each other to use that as a variable neutral density, but the mechanical vignetting gets a bit much on several of my lenses.

Singh-Ray came out with the combination I've been waiting for.  A "thin" (well thinner than other combinations) warming (I often shoot film and a bit of warmth is a good thing) variable neutral density that has two rings on it - one for the density adjustment, the other for polarization without changing the density.… It is a circular polarizer - to determine if a polarizer is linear or circular, look through it at a mirror through the male thread side.  If the filter appears black, it is circular.  If it is clear, it is linear.…

So, while I just missed the opportunity to shoot Burney again (see my comments about it here and here  (see, I have been thinking about it for awhile)... I'll be back there in July for another shot at it.

Just another note - I tend to update my website blog a bit more often than this one... especially while I'm on trips.

On another note - the Singh-Ray blog is fun to look at and extremely tempting to spend more on... be it equipment or trips. Ohh... Australia shipwrecks... hmm...


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OsmosisStudios Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Thanks for all the help. Youve got quite the gallery!
goat99 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Been through your gallery you got some really interesting shots.

I try to add a bit of constructive criticism on some of the pieces.
goat99 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Thank you for the information my freind. Added you to my watch

You got a nice gallery I'll take a look at it when I get the time :)
GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer

Cheers for the support on my photographs. I appreciate the add to your favourites and please have a shiny day!
Beta9 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009   Photographer
Fantastic gallery o_o

I'm from Northern CA too, the Bay Area :D
nosadeoignarus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Student
hey! northern california. nice. is that sacramento northern or redding northern? hah.
sdawg Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Thanks for the fave...Hope you're doing well..
jope88 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
very inspiring nature photos.. good stuff mate.


vampiredoll13 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Very talented photography, an inspiriation to beginners like me! Thanks for your help on the forum :-)
Betweenshades Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the watch, Michael- it's appreciated!

I'm also enjoying our talks. Hope they continue. :)
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