Pretty much all day on Sunday it was a drab, ho-hum kind of day. Gray skies, flat light, threatening rain, but never really happening. That didn’t stop me from wanting to photograph, though. I set about with that task but, after a short while, became a little disillusioned with the whole thing. I wanted some light, some shadows, not the really boring flat light that I was getting. One thing for sure, the sensor had no problems dealing with the dynamic range.
Eventually, I settled on trying to find some interesting color to break of the grey. I started noticing people with red shirts, red sweaters, red sweatshirts, even red hats. I started photographing them. I noticed these two girls playing in the water, jumping waves. They could not have cared less that the sun was hidden behind the clouds.
When I got home, I had a look at the photos and I just wasn’t impressed. I even converted a few to black & white, hoping to settle on something interesting … everything looked the way that it was … flat. I could have tweaked the contrast, the blacks, the whites, etc, but I just decided to leave them alone … perhaps for another time.
Oh well, sometimes it works out for you and sometimes it just doesn’t. At least it was nice being out with the camera and enjoying the breeze and hearing the ocean.