All photographers know that nothing beats the right light. In our book California Earthframes, we had to choose from images shot in three types of light:
Midday sunlight with harsh shadows and burned-out highlights
Evening sun with better light but longer shadows
Overcast skies with flat light
We like the third alternative best. Overcast situations provide light similar to that from a good light box. Cloudy skies deliver images with flat lighting directly from our RAW converter.
Figure 8-7. We start with a flat image.
We could process these images using our RAW converter (and we sometimes do), but ...