Took advantage of a sunny-but-not-roasting-hot afternoon to go outside and play with the polarizing filter I bought a little while ago. I haven't used it too much because I just keep forgetting to pack it along with me. So I wandered up the block to the ponds, set up the camera on the tripod and started to play.
Then put the polarizer on and turned it to get the minimum amount of polarization. The image is a little darker because the filter does have a little bit of tint to it.
f4.0, 1/1000 s, ISO 100, aperture priority
Turned the polarizer 90° to get the maximum amount of polarization. The effect is quite dramatic. The sky gets much darker and really makes the cloud pop out. The greens really come through too and the colours look more saturated.
f4.0, 1/400 s, ISO 100, aperture priority
Will definitely have to remember to keep the polarizer with me.