Curious question

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    I happened to take a shot of the clouds as seen in the untouched image. Then I took a shot through the lens of a pair of sunglasses just for the heck of it. It seemed to bring out the clouds in a more defined manner. Hence, I was wondering if the photographers who will read this ever use colored filters on their lenses such as red, yellow, green, etc. I have a XTI 400D and the only filters I can use are connected with monochrome. Seems like they would be very interesting pictures.


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    There are tons of filters for just about any taste out there. Most find it easier these days to make these adjustments in post processing.
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    Colour filters are a throw back from film days, apart from grads most effects are easily achieved in post processing. I still have a drawer full but rarely use them these days.
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    The key to the detail was probably polarization, rather than color.


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    I Agree with Dane - a polarizing filter will give you the same effect, and in colour...
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    Thank you for all the comments. They really answered my unwritten questions about colored filters and such. But every once in awhile, I see one of these pictures with highly colored skies, purple clouds, etc, etc. I would assume that all this color changing is therefore done on PSE or the like ?


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