Dreaming in Character

G.L. Jackson

A Day Off


You’ve got to love California in January. Today I went to the beach, sat on the sand, in the sun, in jeans and a t-shirt, and watched the waves. The day was absolutely gorgeous, in the low 70s. I wish all of you could have been there. Maybe some of you were!

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“They” say we should never take pictures directly into the sun. I say nonsense. Yes, it throws off the color balance, but rules were made to be broken.


Author: G.L. Jackson

Writer, reader, amateur photographer. Mostly, I just like pretending to be a different person each day of the week.

2 thoughts on “A Day Off

  1. Who said not to point the camera to the sun? Outrageous! They are insane. You obviously proved them wrong. Actually, maybe the advise is when there are people around and you want to avoid shadows. In that case, you really should take pictures against the light.


    • It’s a tip from the old days of (gasp) film cameras, because direct sunlight had the unfortunate side-effect of leaking onto the film on either side. With digital technology, the danger of destroying the next picture in the sequence is… poof, vanished, but the old lessons still rattle around in my brain.

      Personally, I become enamored with shadows in photographs. I think they tell more stories, but I know they’re not always desired.


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