2 days ago
As landscape photographers we are often taught that it is downright impossible to create a good photo in bright sunlight.
I am here to tell you there are times when this is absolutely untrue. I shot the following image in the northern deserts of Chile, and the direct afternoon sunlight is what made this image possible. The brightness is lighting up the tussock grass, turning it into a beautiful golden color. The gold also contrasts with the deep blue found in the sky, making the colors in the photo come to life.
If I waited until sunset to shoot this photo the quality of light would be completely different and the effect of the color contrast would be lost. It's also likely that the vicuña would have disappeared and been tucked very snugly into their little vicuña beds for the night.
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