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By nishant101
I used a shade 10 welding glass for this image which is basically to block 10 stops of light(not to mention this was shot during the hard day light). You would be surprised to know how many of these merging roads you will find in NZ. I was little surprised to see the first one and then I was coming across one in every 20-30 mins. There are no traffic lights or anyone to monitor, its all based on mutual understanding. You might also feel like a VIP when cars have stopped on the other end just to let you pass. SmileSmile

Tags: General Transport Black and white Landscape and travel Humour and fun

Voters: djh698, chris-p, PranavMishra and 22 more

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PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
22 Jul 2015 3:12AM
a pleasing mono, Nishant..
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2015 8:52AM
Excellent mono scene.

NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2015 12:11PM

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2015 2:23PM
That's a vista that makes the mere mortal feel a little insignificant !!
Love the view; love the treatment. I've always wondered how well welding glass worked as a 10-stop - now I know Grin Grin Grin
nishant101 6 34 Australia
22 Jul 2015 11:52PM
Tanya, the only problem with that is the images turns out with a single ugly color cast and grainy, in which case you have to convert the images into b&w. I had 14-24 mm during my trip to NZ, a lens which do not accept any kind of filters, cpl's or what so ever. That was the reason why instead of having that lens I had to use my kit lens (18-105mm- so basically is 27mm-155mm converted for1.5x crop sensor) just so that I can use my welding glass as a shade 10 stopper. With shade 10 glass on that crappy lens, trust me, even if you have the best camera it doesn't matter. This was shot with Nikon D810. But the quality isn't any outstanding here. I almost deleted this image when, after playing around in cs6(and with the help from the wonderful members on EPZ), I think I know how to edit grainy images. Welding glass must be used with a sharp and fast lens not with kit lenses. Now that I have 24-70 mm, which is an extremely sharp lens, which accepts filters,I have ordered another shade 10 welding glass with adapter rings to try it on this lens. The image above is from a full frame camera but converted to apsc so the lens view can fit the sensor. I am really hoping to see the results from my 24-70 which will be a wide angle image, extra sharp, more detail and way less grainy. SmileSmile
milo42 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2015 8:30AM
Nishant01 check out Lucorit they do a filter system for the 14-24 it works well you can get it direct or via Formatt hitech

Great shot love the B&W nice to see some real blacks it really captures the mood of the fast changing weather in NZ. I too was surprised by these on my trip but there is so little traffic I guess its not worth the expense of making bridges 2 lanes wide.
nishant101 6 34 Australia
27 Jul 2015 4:30AM
Milo24, yes, I did hear about lucorit filters, but I was suggested that those filters doesn't do well although they fit but have a bad built quality. I am considering fotodiox wonderpana as well but did read some bad reviews about them too. I am hoping Lee comes out with a big stopper for 14-24. Btw, I am going to manually design a filter using the welding glass for my 14-24mm lens. Its going to be a handy job but if I can make it, I will be saving some money there for myself. Smile
nishant101 6 34 Australia
29 Jul 2015 7:28AM
Tanya, Milo24, just a quick note. My shade 10 welding glass arrived and I now found out that what I have been using was actually a shade 10 welding PLASTIC. I used to have a bad yellow color tint with grainy images. You can give a try with a glass one. The one just arrived is a proper glass its smaller that my old one but it just fits my 24-70 mm lens. Although it is heavier than the one I have been using and mistaking it for a welding glass when it was actually just a plastic. I think the camera did its part. So basically all the B&W images I have posted was from plastic and not a glass. Now I see the difference.
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2015 9:33AM
It'll be interesting to see what difference the glass vs the plastic makes to the resulting image ... Smile
Briar 5
1 Aug 2015 5:11PM
Love the composition and choice of B&W. Superb shot!
nishant101 6 34 Australia
2 Aug 2015 2:46AM
thank you BriarSmile

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