Wednesday, May 14, 2008

June Gloom

Well, it's getting to be that time of year again here in LA. June Gloom - that delightful time of year which brings us a sullen gray/white sky for days or even weeks on end.

On the surface this seems like a real bummer, especially for a photographer. But June Gloom can also be a time of reflection, a time to stop and smell the roses. Almost akin to a photographer's version of Lent. Give up the panoramics of beaches and mountains for a few weeks, and instead look down. June Gloom actually provides really nice soft lighting for shooting all the little things - flowers, plants, grafitti, doorways, windows, etc. All the little things a person would normally gloss over when looking at the horizon.

So really, June Gloom doesn't have to be a sad time, it can open the door to a whole new level of exploration with the camera. A little adjustment red-ward on the ol' color balance and you're good to go!

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