I'm relatively new to B&W, and am looking to get a contrast filter (only 1 for now) for landscapes. So far I've been disappointed with the landscapes I've taken in B&W primarily because of the blown out skies. I live in Arizona, and I like dark skies, but not overly dark; so I am thinking about an Orange filter to darken the skies, and bring out the red rock. However, I'm also going to Florida in a week and am concerned an orange filter would black out the vegetation. I'm also not sure just how dark the orange filter will really make the sky, and if it will be enhanced overly so at elevation.
What would you suggest for a first contrast filter? In time I can expand, but for now I can only afford one, and would like to get a joyful start.