Another tool for the image maker's kit
Sometimes a new-or in my case, a re-discovered tool, can spark the imagination. While I have used graduated filters in the past, it was mostly when I primarily shot with film and my lenses were generally all prime with 52mm diameter threaded filter mounts. Since migrating to mostly digital capture and using mostly zoom lenses with a 77mm diameter mount, I've been using post production processing to handle extreme variations between shadow/highlight values. I first added a GOBE ND filter a few years ago and have been happy with it, so decided it was time to also add this 77mm graduated filter to the mix. Am delighted thus far as it enables in-camera image modification to reduce extreme shadow/highlight ratios when shooting land/sea/cityscapes at sunrise or sunset. And planting trees by supporting URTH is awesome!