Some people don’t like cloudy days. My husband, Eddie, is one of them. While I don’t think I’d want every day to be cloudy, there are three reasons why I think they are awesome every once in a while. My reasons have to do with photography, of course. Cloudy days are great opportunities to capture rich colors, dreamy waterfalls and moody skies. What artist would pass that up? Allow me to explain. You can read more of my photography guides here.
When the light of the sun is dimmed by a thick layer of clouds it transforms into a soft light with gentle shadows. Colors become stronger in this light because the harsh shadows you get with direct sunlight don’t distract from their beauty. This blooming Azalea is a perfect example of rich color under cloudy skies.
Dreamy Waterfalls I’m going to let you in on a trade secret. If you want to create a dreamy waterfall picture then wait for a cloudy day. In order to create the sheets of water that drape over the rocks like fabric you need to have low levels of light. Why? It’s a bit technical but basically the camera needs to take a longer amount of time to photograph the image so the streams of water blur together. It’s a form of motion blur that artists use to get this dreamy effect.
“Cascades of Benton Falls”
If the cloudy day has textured clouds, as opposed to flat and boring clouds, then you’re in luck. Amazing photos can be created with moody skies like this. The weather causing these conditions can be tricky, so be careful if the weather turns dangerous.
There are a bunch of other reasons why cloudy days are awesome. These are a just few. If you’d like to share why you like cloudy days or don’t like cloudy days, please leave a comment below or at homeandofficesupplies.net.