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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The beautiful sky

In the middle of the day, the bright overhead sun can create strong highlights and dark shadows. The degree to which overexposure can occur varies because different types of film and digital cameras have different dynamic ranges. This harsh lighting problem is particularly important in portrait photography, where a fill flash is often necessary to balance lighting across the subject's face or body, filling in strong shadows that are usually considered undesirable. Because the contrast is less during the golden hour, shadows are less dark, and highlights are less likely to be overexposed. In landscape photography, the warm color of the low sun is often considered desirable to enhance the colours of the scene.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Rayhan Ahmed