I have tried it with a LE that I did at the beach. While I got the water to still retain some definition, I would have liked the sky to have more of that blurred look. I like the subtle way it worked with this image:
I also tried it on this image. However, being the clouds were what I liked best about this scene, I preferred the original.
I hope you find some pictures that you can use to try out this effect.
I just want to add that I am not going to continue helping out with the Creative Effects challenge. But I'm glad to be able to share with you that BillieJean has agreed to take my place and will be joining Simone, Tom and Frank as a host for this challenge.
I would ask other members, to think about where they might be able to volunteer to help out on PSE&M. This challenge, Endless Possibilities, and IOW would all be places where you could contribute to the continued success of this forum.
Thanks for posting that Helen. I like the images you posted. As you know from a couple of my previous posts i've been using ND filters mainly on water. I'll give that tutorial a try to see if i have any success. I think i'll also try my ND filters on clouds also.
Helen, what a great way to end your tenure as a host of the Creative Effects Challenge with this one! I was relieved to learn that you aren't leaving the forum though, and presumably will continue your role as a moderator and organiser of the IOW. You have been such a big reason why this forum has been so successful Good to learn that BillieJean will be stepping in to fill your shoes as I think she will be great in the role
Even though I don't have an ND filter I will have a go at this challenge and see what kind of effect I can muster.
Pic courtesy of pixabay. As you can see my first attempt followed the tutorial and I didn’t really like what it did to the clouds. So for my second try in the Radial Blur options I altered the Blur Centre more to the left and slightly above the bottom to achieve the result you see here which to my eyes at any rate gave a more pleasing effect. Click to see larger image.
The top image is the original and below is the edited version. I also applied the filter at a lower opacity to the sea because if an ND filter had been used it would affect that area also. The filter was set from left to right as that was the way it appeared the clouds were moving.
Thank you Helen for your contributions to the creation effects challenges, and I'm glad you will still be around on the forum. I know BillieJean will find some fun challenges for us. Thank you BillieJean for stepping in.
Scania...so glad you got to try this out. I have enjoyed your LE images and knew your understanding of ND filters would make for an authentic looking image. The only suggestion I would have is to bring back the sharpness of that log on the water's edge.
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