Photographing Saxony Switzerland

Clear skies normally aren’t a landscape photographers best friends. I normally prefer some clouds in the sky to reflect the light during sunrise or sunset. This helps to create a dramatic atmosphere. But recently those clouds just seem to disappear when I set up my camera. What to do?

A clear sky also has some positive effects. It might provide a nice clean canvas for your main subject, it helps to declutter your photo and during twilight it might show some very intense glowing colours. With a polarizer it’s sometimes even possible to reveal some soft structures near the horizon where the atmosphere is thick enough.

During a recent trip to Saxony Switzerland yet again the sky was...

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