A while back I noted that It’s All About the Light when it comes to photography, but there is another key factor that can make a photograph all the more dramatic… weather. I’m not talking clear blue skies and I’m not talking a rainy downpour, although there are always opportunities there. My favorite weather is that which takes form in the razor thin envelope between good and bad weather. Exemplifying this thin envelop of weather that I love so much is a photo I took earlier this spring in Yosemite Valley of Sentinel Rock.
Fog, mist and dappled light are but a few examples of weather related phenomenon that transform the ordinary to extraordinary. Granted not much is ordinary in Yosemite Valley, but the static rock formation that is Sentinel Rock (pictured above) takes on a dynamic atmosphere thanks to clearing fog and uneven highlights of morning sunlight. The next time you’re waiting for the weather to clear you might just want to head out earlier than planned if you’re hoping to capture dramatic nature photos.
Make the Best of Bad Weather – 6 Challenges for Photographers
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