Bad weather makes better photos.

Sometimes bad weather can make more interesting photos.  Here are two examples of similar pictures taken in different weather conditions.  Often the blue sky and sunny days are when we think we we’re going to get the better pictures.  Sunny days might inspire us to have more fun and take a lot of pictures, but often the “bad” weather makes better photographs.  The unusual light and atmospheric conditions can create more drama, contrast and interesting textures in the sky.   Of course, personal safety and comfort is a factor in whether or not you can or should take the risks to capture the shot.   I would have loved to have stayed on the top deck of the Spirt of Peoria for just a few more pictures, but the crew of the boat had my safety in mind when they kindly “kicked us off” the top deck.

Sprit of Peoria is a paddle driven river boat that takes day trips and extended river trips along the Illinois River. (Emily Naff)

Sprit of Peoria is a paddle driven river boat that takes day trips and extended river trips along the Illinois River.  This picture was taken with the dramatic sky created by an approaching storm.

 

Sprit of Peoria is a paddle driven river boat that takes day trips and extended river trips along the Illinois River. (Emily Naff)

Sprit of Peoria is a paddle driven river boat that takes day trips and extended river trips along the Illinois River. This blue sky day is inspiring for the photographer, and this image would probably be the one chosen by a marketing firm, but the image itself is not as dramatic as the shot taken with the stormy sky.

 

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