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Intensifying Filters

Part 2

On a trip to southern Utah and northern Arizona in October 2004, I wanted to see what effect the Hoya Intensifier Filter had on the red rock formations that dominate the area.

These photos were taken in the Paria Wilderness at a place known as "The Wave." It is only accessable by foot, and requires a three-mile hike over slickrock and through deep sand to get there. Since it is a restricted area, entry is by permit only and limited to 20 visitors per day.

I used a Nikon F100 camera body with AF-S Zoom-Nikkor ED 28-70mm f/2.8 IF lens with Fuji Velvia 100F slide film on a tripod to capture these two images just moments apart.

As you can see in the bottom photo, the filter gave the rock an overly reddish hue. I think I will reserve using this filter to just enhancing autumn leaves in the forest.

No Filter (file #)
Without any filter on the lens
With Hoya Intensifier Filter (file #)
With Hoya Intensifier Filter

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