Photo Tip Friday - Overcast Days
Picture perfect days with blue skies and fluffy white clouds don't always work into our schedules when it comes to taking photos on a trip.
When having to work with what we have - it isn't always bad to have an overcast day.
A slight cloud cover at sunrise or sunset can make for some pretty dramatic colors.
Even though a cloud cover can make for less light, what is available is a more even light - no harsh shadows and contrasts to avoid or work around.
Landscapes can get a bit boring when the sky is all white - it gives a flat, washed-out look to the image, so try to include less of the sky in a landscape on a completely overcast day.
Even though it was overcast in the above landscape image, I still used my polarizer - and it was able to pick up a bit of definition in the clouds.
So not all is lost on an overcast day. By looking at things a bit differently, it can work out after all!