Often it is necessary or desirable to balance the light intensity in one part of a scene with another. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes. Sometimes it is also desirable to add color to part of the photograph. For example, to add blue to only the sky. Lee graduated color filters are part clear and part color. Lee Graduated Sunset Filters enhance a sunset and are available in grades of 1 through 3, with 3 having the most dramatic effect.
Lee graduated color filters are available with soft or hard transitions from dark to clear. The soft edge is recommended for wide angle lenses and the hard edge is recommended for normal and longer lenses.