Monday, January 17, 2011
On my recent trip to LA, I quickly realized that the Southern California winter light would make shooting color a necessity.
The clear skies and low angle of the sun made for several absolutely Mediterranean days. With temps in the 70s, no smog, and the sun low to the horizon the colors of LA were rich and vibrant. It was a sharp contrast to the overcast and softly diffused light I experienced on my previous visit.
It was a welcome and refreshing exercise to be shooting color in a situation that demanded it. I shot plenty of black and white, but as I process my digital files and edit my film I know I will find that color ruled the day on this trip.
Photo: ©2011 David W. Sumner