If someone says, “It is overcast and grey, such bad weather for photography”, don’t believe them. Overcast days firstly give you an even light producing few to no shadows leaving your subject to stand out. On a grey day you also have an extra benefit of colours appearing more saturated due contrast in the greyness of the landscape.
In the above image the all the colours feel more intense because it was a “dull day”. Even the grain of the wood on the church is more intense, showing through its grey red tone. If there had been strong shadows in the scene the image would have looked a lot different and in my opinion less interesting.
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10 thoughts on “Wooden Church Tum”
awesome…I love old buildings and this one is a beauty…love the green on the trees! Yes, as inexperienced as I am, I’ve come to realize that a dull day can allow for wonderful photos…in fact sometimes the sun can be too much, for someone like myself who doesn’t always know how to work with it.
The sun is best in the morning and afternoon/evening when we have longer shadows. The mid day sun is very strong and cold whick doesn’t work well. Of course there are exceptions to this.
by the way…I see you change backgrounds again??? I liked the gray…
I was experimenting, I prefer the grey amd am trying to get it back. I just like the home page more the wag it is now, need to find a good balance.
I also like to experiment, but keep going back to the black…although I do really like the grey and would give it a try but this background doesn’t allow for that…
Got the grey back and managed to keep my new front page.
checked it out…that is great…the grey definitely makes photos pop nicely! I don’t want to pay the extra to get the color options or I would do the grey! 🙂
I love overcast days and grey skies for photography – as you say, the detail and colours really come into their own.
With this image I added a polarizer to my lens, which brought out the colours a bit more. You have to love the contrast between monochrome and colour.