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Shooting On An Overcast Day



I love transitional light.  When a storm in moving in or out, there can be some very dramatic lighting.  But what do you do when it's just a completely overcast day with no definition in the clouds?

My suggestion is to look for images that work well without the sky being included.  That means tight images of trees, or the shoreline of a high mountain lake.  Maybe detail images of fall leaves on early season snow.

By doing so, you take advantage of the soft light that comes with overcast days, rather than fighting it.  That is to say that without the big contrast range of a bright sunny day, the actual saturation of the image can really pop without the highlights or shadows losing detail.



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