20 – Blown Highlights

Blown highlights

Blown highlights are a classic defect in a photo, too much light concentrated in a small area will remove all detail and leave a patch of white,  like a hole in the picture.  Sometimes, however, I like them. On a bright winter’s day the low sun can be dazzling in the way it will reflect off a damp road or windows and those blown highlights show something of that ferocity.  On such a day, when walking towards the sun I am far more likely to be blinded by the light than I am on a summer’s day when the sun is higher in the sky.

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