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My first "real" flight after repairs.
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HendrikJB
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Three weeks after I got my Mavic Air back I grabbed the bull by the horns and despite some windy conditions decided to take a few photos.
Whilst my Mavic Air was in for repairs I ordered the PolarPro Cinematic Series Gradient 3-Pack and used the ND8/GR for the following photo`s.

1st "filtered" photo

1st "filtered" photo

Away from the sunset.

Away from the sunset.
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Lucas775
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Looks like she's working againGreat looking photos!
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Paul_IA
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Love the sunset picture.
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Lucas775 Posted at 2018-9-3 10:46
Looks like she's working againGreat looking photos!

Thank you
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HendrikJB
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Paul_IA Posted at 2018-9-3 11:12
Love the sunset picture.

Thank you.
No post processing (photoshopping) other than straightening the horizon, cropping to remove the blank sides and resizing to upload here.
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Those clouds look angry HendrikJB welcome back to flying again and good shots
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Great shots and welcome back. Hope you will have better luck this time.
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Very beautiful shots, thank you! Just one hint, you do not need ND filters for photos, it's even better without.
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HendrikJB
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Captain Wachtberger you are correct in this however I really need the graduation in the filters as the dinamic range seems to be a little bit of a problem for the Mavic Air camera.
Later I'm planning on posting similar photos in hdr.
2018-9-3
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this beach photo is wounderful, dramatic sea and clouds, happy and safe flying with your "new" machine
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HendrikJB Posted at 2018-9-3 11:52
Thank you.
No post processing (photoshopping) other than straightening the horizon, cropping to remove the blank sides and resizing to upload here.

On the second photo, the horizon is not straight at all... I can easily see it when I scroll and the horizon reaches the top of my browser window.
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Flybee Posted at 2018-9-4 01:20
this beach photo is wounderful, dramatic sea and clouds, happy and safe flying with your "new" machine

Thank you very much for the positive comments and the well wishes.
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Good to see you back flying again
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pjollain Posted at 2018-9-4 01:28
On the second photo, the horizon is not straight at all... I can easily see it when I scroll and the horizon reaches the top of my browser window.

Don`t hassle me with stuff I know.  Tell me stuff that I don`t know

Attached JUST FOR YOU the original!!! Enjoy!!!

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Gregbella Posted at 2018-9-4 01:43
Good to see you back flying again

Thank you.  I appreciate your positive comment
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Great shots!  Love the clouds in the 1st image. Also the location looks very familiar to me, can quite seem to place it though.

Anyways glad you're back in the air. Happy flying!!
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Wachtberger Posted at 2018-9-3 13:00
Very beautiful shots, thank you! Just one hint, you do not need ND filters for photos, it's even better without.

Thank you again for your positive comment.

Just a question.  Do you agree that the Graduated ND filter does lend an "artistic" feel as if one actually took a photograph of a oil painting or that it may look like the photo was post-processed?
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Welcome back to the skies Hendrik!  Glad to have you back!!  Very nice photos there!  That's an absolutely beautiful sunset!
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Mark_One Posted at 2018-9-4 02:17
Great shots!  Love the clouds in the 1st image. Also the location looks very familiar to me, can quite seem to place it though.

Anyways glad you're back in the air. Happy flying!!

Thanks for your comments.

The locality is Pringle Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, thus if you live in South Africa you may have been there otherwise I don`t know how you know other than "deva ju "
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3-D Posted at 2018-9-4 03:53
Welcome back to the skies Hendrik!  Glad to have you back!!  Very nice photos there!  That's an absolutely beautiful sunset!

Thank you for the "Welcome Back".  Really appreciated as well as the compliments.

BTW seeing that the wind was close to being a problem I quite happy with the result. I really like my MA
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HendrikJB Posted at 2018-9-4 03:54
Thanks for your comments.

The locality is Pringle Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, thus if you live in South Africa you may have been there otherwise I don`t know how you know other than "deva ju "

I was thinking in somewhere in that region, been there many times.
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HendrikJB
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So Mark_ONE where are you from?
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HendrikJB Posted at 2018-9-4 03:51
Thank you again for your positive comment.

Just a question.  Do you agree that the Graduated ND filter does lend an "artistic" feel as if one actually took a photograph of a oil painting or that it may look like the photo was post-processed?

To be honest I have no experience with graduated filters, but I am sure that other users here do so and can answer your question.
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Wachtberger Posted at 2018-9-4 04:48
To be honest I have no experience with graduated filters, but I am sure that other users here do so and can answer your question.

As an Amateur Photographer I can tell you that we use graduated filters in places where there is a very high contrast between the sky and the earth.  In essence one "makes" the sky "darker" and the earth "lighter" as many camera light meters struggle with the difference in exposure requirements for the 2 fields in some photographic situations.  
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HendrikJB Posted at 2018-9-4 04:58
As an Amateur Photographer I can tell you that we use graduated filters in places where there is a very high contrast between the sky and the earth.  In essence one "makes" the sky "darker" and the earth "lighter" as many camera light meters struggle with the difference in exposure requirements for the 2 fields in some photographic situations.

Thank you very much for the explanations.
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Wachtberger Posted at 2018-9-4 05:20
Thank you very much for the explanations.

Captain Wachtberger attached please find a picture of graduated filters to give you the exact "picture" of "darkening" the sky and "lightening" the land to get a more "manageable" exposure.

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Wachtberger Posted at 2018-9-4 05:20
Thank you very much for the explanations.

And 2 more examples



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Thank you very much again, the usefulness is obvious.
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Great exposures in BOTH pictures. I'm really impressed with the detail in the moutains in the first pic. Without the filter I doubt it would have balanced the nice details in the darker areas with that white beach.
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That second pic is stunning! I should have been using some filters in California because I was facing that exact lighting problems on more than one occasion. Thanks for the example pics and great tips.
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Bing Err Posted at 2018-9-5 00:55
That second pic is stunning! I should have been using some filters in California because I was facing that exact lighting problems on more than one occasion. Thanks for the example pics and great tips.

Thank you for the compliment and really happy that I could help someone else
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