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    Default Color on a terrible day

    Found this snowmelt down by Portage. I think the very cloudy and rainy day helped to bring out the color of the ice under the water. Not an easy day to take a picture, though, with the sideways rain! EricL
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    Default The most gorgeous color is obtained.. .. .. ..

    NOT ON A SUNNY DAY!

    the most gorgeous color(s) are captured, on an overcast day!

    Just before it rains or just after it stops raining.

    The contrast is different, the colors are MORE SATURATED!

    Look closely at a STOP sign. on a "sunny day".

    Look closely at a STOP sign. on an overcast day.

    TWO COMPLETLY DIFFERENT COLORS!

    One more test.

    Look closely at a school bus, or a person wearing a yellow rain slicker.

    on a sunny day & on an overcast day.

    Again. two completly different colors

    the SATURATION LEVELS. Are completly 'DIFFERENT"

    Sunlight is HARSH, the worst time of day to take color photographs is NOON. the light is flat, the shadows are "short" from the sun being overhead.

    These are not my ideas or such, but quotes from books, that I have studied and remembered over the years.

    FOR A perfect example of what I have just typed in. go to a library or bookstore and look through the Time/Life series on Photography

    The volume on COLOR will show & teach you much on this subject.

    The one photograher that has inspired me the most, is featured in that book on COLOR.

    His name is Ernest Hass!


    check out his work for some spectacular use(s) of COLOR!

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    Default Me too!

    What were you driving? I was down there saturday evening as well. Took a few waterfall shots and moose, but that was about it.
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    Cory, we were down there around noon I guess. Wished I had taken the rain gear. Radar said it was clearing down there, boy was that wrong. EricL

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    Sorry Cory, missed the ?. Black Mitsubishi Montero.

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    Ah, I was down there quite a bit later than that. the clouds were starting to break up this way so I was hoping to get a good sunset down in that area, but it was not meant to be!!! First time I had been back to the glacier area though. I will have to make another trip down during slightly better weather.
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