Thursday, April 23, 2015

Overcast Skies

Overcast skies give better lighting than bright sunshine for almost all subjects. Cloudy skies give even lighting without the harsh shadows and contrast that can ruin photos on sunny days. The exception to this is when the sky has to be part of the photo. Overcast skies are just dull.

On Monday the skies were overcast all day. We were happy just be rid of the driving rains we had experienced the day before. For most of the things I was photographing on Monday the light was just fine. I was able to focus on details of the various buildings without having to include the sky in most shots. However, when it came to that golden dome on the Savannah City Hall, there was no avoiding that sky. One solution is to go B&W, but I wanted to show off that gold! Well maybe I'll get to shoot it again on a day with a better looking sky. For now, this will have to do.

City Hall, Savannah, GA  -  2015
(Click on photo to enlarge.)

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