I'm a self taught, amateur photographer. I love travelling and take my family to strange far away places once or twice a year. I needed a way to document and remember our adventures, so in September 2013 at 41 years of age I picked up my first DSLR.
This is a collection of my photos from home and around the world. I have a bunch of cameras - most of my photos are taken with my favourite camera, a Fuji X100.
Why I used a filter for this Black and White image.
A Polarizing filter can be used to darken overly light skies as it increases the contrast between clouds and the sky. Like the UV filter, the Polarizer reduces atmospheric haze, but also reduces reflected sunlight. The most typical function of a Polarizer is to remove reflections from water and glass. When angled (or spun) properly, the Polarizer eliminates the reflection when shooting through a glass window or into water; a handy trick to be sure! There are two types of polarizers: linear and circular. Both types of polarizers produce a similar effect, except the circular polarizer eliminates unwanted reflected light with the help of a quarter-wave plate. The resulting image is free of reflected light, and transparent objects like glass are free of reflections.