Monday, 12 October 2009

Cloud cover may make a better photo

Photography is generally better when the weather is better. I have written about the better light in the 'golden hour' and you generally get better light with better weather. Rules are made to be broken and here is an example.

The photo on the left was taken fairly close to one of the entrances to the Trafford Centre. I walked away from the entrance for the photo on the right and cropped it a little tighter - you can see more of the roof on the right. However the main difference in the two photos is the lighting. We had cloud cover for the first photo and the sun came out for the second. The sun has bleached the stone and contrast has been lost. It is harder to read the inscriptions on the right and if that is your objective then you would wait for cloud cover.

The bottom line is personal preference and this time I prefer cloud cover.

Happy snapping

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