Foul Weather Landscape Photography

One of the things that I try to teach during the Texas Landscape Safari is that great images can be created in almost any weather. Cloudy days can be a great time for nature and landscape photography since the foliage will almost always appear more saturated and the shadows much softer. Using the right filters (circular polarizer & ND-Grad) on cloudy days can bring out the contrast in the clouds and add drama to a scene.

Storm Approaching Monument Hill

Storm Approaching Monument Hill, Texas
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod-mounted. The exposure was taken at 35mm, f/11 for 1/6th of a second using a Singh-Ray warming polarizer and 2-stop graduated neutral density filter at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

One thought on “Foul Weather Landscape Photography

  1. I’ve taken a lot of photos from under an umbrella and love the way stormy weather treats landscapes. Actually, I usually prefer it.

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