Gray Skies with Drama
by Ken Milburn
One solution to this is to shoot all your landscapes early in the morning, before the rain clouds move in. That doesn't work too well when you're suddenly confronted with overwhelming beauty at 2pm. Besides the overcast skies provide a soft light that lets you see lots of detail in the dark green landscape...provided you expose for it.
Surely you could save yourself all this hassle in front of the screen by just using an ND Grad filter in the first place. We are photographers first and foremost, we should be using the camera and its filters as the weapon of choice. There is no comparison to getting the shot right in-camera and having the highest quality image from it. I fear you may be pointing and shooting with the train of thought being “I’ll fix it later in Photoshop”, and too many people are thinking the same these days.
|Ken, can I suggest that you make your own post rather than editing reader's posts with your responses in the future? That's the more common and more obvious (easier to notice a response) way to do it. It's also less intrusive.|