Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Another study in the effects of light

The two photos I am showing today  is another example of the difference that different lighting conditions can make in only a few minutes of time.

My wife and I travel at times on our own, and at times we take group tours, and sometimes we take photo tours.

A challenge and at times frustration of taking a group tour can be that at the time we are visiting a place that would make a great photo, the light may not be right, and there is not time to wait for better light.





Of course it is not possible to plan the itinerary of group tours for the best lighting conditions, nor would it be fair for other tour members to wait for the best light.

On photo tours, often there are visits to scenic places planned for the first light in the morning and last light in the afternoon, and the other travelers are usually also interested in waiting for the best light for photos.

This week we are showing photos of the people of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

7 comments:

Lowell said...

It's always about the light. But, if you're on tour and you get out early and then late, those are the best times.

I'm always fascinated at how fast the sun disappears on the horizon when it is "setting." Gotta be quick with the shutter, then!

Sharon Anck said...

Oh wow, that second photo is much more dramatic.

Kate said...

Yes, light conditions are tricky, and I have problems here in NM, trying to find the right time to go on a photo shoot.

Judy said...

such a huge change in the two pictures. I like those groomed trees in the background.

glenda said...

There is certainly a difference in those skies.

Bob Crowe said...

Pretty obvious difference. That getting up before dawn stuff is a challenge for me but there is always something to shoot. Change your perspective, distance, angle, depth of field. There's something out there somewhere.

Jack said...

This is a good illustration. But, the cloudy skies in the first photo would offer better portraits than harsh sunlight and shadow.

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