Sunday, June 28, 2015

Three Slightly Weird Photographs of New Orleans Botanical Garden

Photography instruction books and real estate companies that hire photographers will tell you over and over to never make photographs in midday sun, due to the harsh shadows and unattractive  lighting that supposedly results. However, I have found that using a polarized filter and waiting until the sun is partially eclipsed by small passing clouds that act as giant flash diffusers gives the photographs a strange, surreal quality that transforms what would normally be standard over-lit souvenir shop postcard shots into imaginary sets for some unrealized, wacky Ken Russell movie. 
No Photoshop Lightroom shit here at all; just the circular polarizer and the sun being directly overhead, partially hidden by a small cloud.