Poor Lighting - Does it Exist?

August 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I've said it many times before, "I just can't get anything. The lighting is horrible."

I've only recently decided to turn that attitude around and use what is available. So maybe the lighting isn't the most epic, or it creates a lot of contrast on the landscape, or its actually raining. But I've come to the conclusion that I'm not going to let that slow me down anymore. I recently wanted to shoot on a day when the weather was inconsistent. One minute there was a lot of light, the next minute, there wasn't. One minute it would be sunny, the next it would be raining. I didn't let that get to me though. I wanted to shoot, I wanted to practice and I wanted to have some fun. 

So I just went with the flow. I wasn't in a situation to get any big dramatic landscape shots, but I got some intimate ones with cool lighting. It was hard because there was rain dripping from the trees and the sun kept popping out from behind clouds, but ultimately I had fun, got some neat shots and got some practice in, which were my goals to begin with. 

I hung around the trailhead of the Profile Trail at Grandfather Mountain State Park for a while. Here are some shots. All images were taken with a Canon 5DII and a 100-300mm f5.6L. 


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