In case I haven't mentioned this before, I'm taking up photography to compliment my filmmaking. Benefits? Using photography to sharpen my manual focus skills and calculating the right aperture and f-stops to perfect the shot I'm shooting. To you fellow filmmakers out there: I strongly recommended taking photography. It helps a lot.
Alright so now we're off: a small test shoot using a polarizer lens. I didn't think much of it until I realized the rotating wheel on the lens was for. Having seen the quality and the difference, as shown here of course, it distinctly cuts off sunlight reflections, demonstrated on my not-so-clean pool, making the colors of the objects pop (higher saturation). Another thing I found out is it adds just enough contrast to the darkened parts of the shot, in this case the trees. From what I witnessed, this can't be done in post (I'm sure expert Photoshop editors can find a way but why bother?). Yeah, I should've packed one with me when visiting the Japanese Garden.
At the time of this shooting because it's sunny and bright, a polarizer lens comes in handy during the spring/summer seasons and drastically improves the look of your shot.
The photos below were resized and sharpened for demonstration purposes. No color correction was included whatsoever. The image on the left/top are the ones taken without the polarization; The image on the right/bottom are the ones taken with the polarization.
The lens I used are the K&F Concept Digital Filter High Definition polarizer lens.