Some Tricks for Improving Saturation and Contrast
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 ...