Getting the light/weather right

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hotdog321
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Re: Getting the light/weather right

I'm a big believer in prior planning but I've found some of my favorite landscape photos came about because of unexpected "bad" weather. On one trip to Yosemite the weather was perfect and clear for the entire trip--and my photos were pretty boring. On an earlier trip, however, the weather was foggy and drizzly. I was cursing the weather until I started using the moody conditions and loved the shots.

Another time I visited Bryce Canyon just as a totally unexpected snow front blew through (in the middle of summer!) The fog and light dusting of snow was magical and made the "routine" red rock shots far more interesting.

Sure, I like to plan ahead, but I find my preconceived shots are often routine while the unexpected can result in some exciting photo opportunities.

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