Recently I was asked to do a Spring reshoot of my winter shots. A great idea, however, the homeowner wanted me there around 6:30 a.m. because they said the light is so great at that hour. The mountain views are great at that time of day. What I learned is; that it may be a great time to sit on your deck with coffee in hand and watch the light change. But, it is really not a great time for real estate photography. Here is what the mountains looked like (and this is after I tweaked the photos in Photoshop Elements 7.0). The shadows are very dark and the sky to the West is not very blue (Colorado blue) at that hour of the morning.
And this is what the front looked like after tweaking in Photoshop Elements 7.0. As you can see the shadows are very disruptive to the image. So, I learned 6:30 in the morning is not the optimal time for photographing real estate.
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