Photography on an Overcast Day

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Craig Marston, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. Some time ago I asked for suggestions for subject ideas on an overcast day.
    I promised to compile the results and post them but until now I'd forgotten.
    Just to expand on this; it appears that an overcast day is interpreted
    differently in various countries. I mean 100% cloud cover so that the sky
    looks like a giant sheet of aluminium!! Funnily enough I'm in the UK where
    the weather is the Nation's favourite topic...

    So here is the list so far:

    Shiny things (indeed this was handy when I had to photograph a damaged car!)
    High contrast subjects
    Suits the smaller dynamic range of digital anyway
    And, if it looks good on a dull day, it'll look ace on a sunny day!

    Cheers for now,
    Craig Marston, Jun 11, 2005
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  2. Craig Marston

    JPS Guest

    In message <42ab1a06$0$17065$>,
    Of course, overcast is best when you don't have to include the sky
    itself in the shot; the sky on an overcast day is often much brighter,
    relative to ground, than it is on a blue-sky day.
    JPS, Jun 12, 2005
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  3. Yeah it can look like pictures I drew as a kid when i couldn't be arsed to
    colour the sky in!! LOL

    Craig Marston, Jun 12, 2005
  4. Craig Marston

    Paul H. Guest

    Don't forget trees and vegetation. I get my best tripod shots inside woods
    and forests when it's overcast-- indeed, there are just some shots you
    *can't* get inside the edge of a wood when it's sunny!
    Paul H., Jun 13, 2005
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    MadHatter Guest

    A lot of waterfall shots look much better on overcast days.
    MadHatter, Jun 13, 2005
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