I decided today to take advantage of the President's Day holiday when nobody is working to create some images of the San Leandro Library, the Arts Education Center and the City Hall.
Usually during the week there's a lot of folks coming and going from these places and it is very hard to create a good capture.
Plus the weather was good. It was cloudy in the morning.
I was asked a couple of weeks ago, when is the best time to take pictures and my answer was that the best time is when it's cloudy.
The questioner looked at me in surprise and asked how could this be.
The answer is very simple.
When the sun is out you get very hard lighting and very hard shadows. When it's cloudy you get very even lighting -- in other words no shadows.
So next time it's cloudy, take some photographs of your children and you'll see that you will not get those shadows around their eyes.
You can see more of Raul's work at www.raaphoto.com