What filters can I use to shoot a ocean/sunrise landscape shot?

I'll be shooting after dawn and I would like to make the water looks clear.

  • \$\begingroup\$ What is clear? Transparent or lighter? \$\endgroup\$
    – Rafael
    Jan 13, 2017 at 14:48

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A circular polariser filter will reduce reflections from the surface of the water, making it appear clear.

Here a good example of this:

With/without polariser

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    \$\begingroup\$ Keep in mind that polarizers on wide angle lenses tend to create a polar result...one corner could be very dark while the other very light. Polarizers work great on normal and telephoto lenses, but you have to weight the consequences with wide angle lenses (which are usually used in landscape shots.) \$\endgroup\$
    – jrista
    Aug 7, 2012 at 19:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ Also keep in mind that shooting into the sun, a polarizer will have no effect. Polarizers effect is maximized when 90* to the light source. The closer you are to facing directly away from or directly in to the light source (the sun), the less effect it will have. \$\endgroup\$
    – camflan
    Oct 16, 2012 at 14:52

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