With the Sigma AML-1 you get closer, and not only that you get even shorter area in focus. You can create new worlds. :) I had the Sigma polarizer attached as well. Further down in this article you will see shots with and without reflections plus a comparison with DP1 and DP2. All except one shot is taken with DP2.
Below you seetwo shots, the first – a bit bluish – has the polarizer turned so it allows reflections from the sky. In the second shot I turned the polarizer and oala, reflections are gone, shutter speed is longer and colors are thicker. The whole image look different. SPP settings are more or less the same. (see iphone shots of the exact setup image 1, image 2 and image 3)
Above with reflections, Below without. Both shots at f4, the next below has f2.8. AML-1 used.
Below: Playing with different aperture. Fun if you have a good tripod.
f3,2 1/2s – original
f6,3 2s – original
f14 10s – original
Below, DP1 version on the exact same position as above shots. AML-1, f4 1,3s exposure.
Above: This shot was taken in a very dark part of the forest. I couldn’t focus so I used my iPhones bright screen and put it beside the little mushy and focused. I also used the iPhone to lighten this mushroom a little. it’s a 15s exposure.
All originals can be found at my flickr page. Here’s a link to one of the above shots and you can find the rest beside that one.