Bright sunshine - Redwoodtwig

Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)

Original exposure out of the camera

Original exposure out of the camera

This photograph illustrates both the advantage and disadvantage of bright sunlight. The extremes of light and shadow that the eye compensates for is too much for the camera, in this case a DSLR. The human subjects are just black silhouettes.

Sometimes, though, the contrast and the silhouette effect works well.
But if I had been trying to get a picture of the couple, if they had been facing me, there isn't enough information in the original image to recover gracefully.

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