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Old Monday 18th May 2015, 12:13   #1
Roy C
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All about the light

The more I do photography the more I realise it is all about light, I thought I would post these two images to illustrate the difference that the light can make. Both images were shot at the same location at more or less the same time of day but a few days apart. The first shot was in full sunlight (sun behind me) whereas the second shot was taken in overcast conditions. The defused light in the second shot helps enormously with detail and colours IMHO. I think I will giver up bird photography in full sunlight
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Old Monday 18th May 2015, 12:37   #2
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I'm with you Roy. I hate full sun, really prefer diffused.

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Old Monday 18th May 2015, 13:59   #3
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I'm with you Roy. I hate full sun, really prefer diffused.

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The funny thing is Phil, I go out in nice sunlight and the targets look lovely and bright in the viewfinder and the images look OK on the Cameras LCD but when I get home and download them to the PC I am most always disappointing. It is the opposite when I shoot in overcast conditions, I never expect a lot but when I get home and download them I am often pleasantly surprised.
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The funny thing is Phil, I go out in nice sunlight and the targets look lovely and bright in the viewfinder and the images look OK on the Cameras LCD but when I get home and download them to the PC I am most always disappointing. It is the opposite when I shoot in overcast conditions, I never expect a lot but when I get home and download them I am often pleasantly surprised.
I can understand that, as long as exposed to the right and whilst overcast there is plenty of light I'm happy. The answer is in your images!

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completely agree!
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First light and last light with the sun low is great. Otherwise it's not very good.
I love soft light on a lightly cloudy day. It kicks butt! Especially for white subjects.
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