Look for tall subjects that cast interesting shadows in harsh light. Look for light bouncing off bright surfaces and make use of reflectors. Shoot into the light to get interesting flares or silhouettes.
An example of clouds moving side to side versus clouds rolling in towards you.
Although the static buildings are a less interesting subject than the rising tides in the previous clip, the environment makes this a more breathtaking clip.
Overcast and fog
Overcast days are perfect condition for shooting portrait photography, it’s like working with a giant softbox. If foggy or misty, look for uniformity and place your subject to break that uniformity.
The background of the image on the right is shit, no arguments here, but since I can’t have the skyline as my subject then I’ll wait for a boat to come into my foreground to break up the monotony.
Fog also reflects light so any lights cutting through the fog creates a spooky eerie feel. The same works for light behind steam vents.
Advice: Lens hood aren’t just to block out the sun. Bring one to protect your lens on rainy days. No matter how relentlessly you wipe down your lens, you will still wind up with droplets on your lens.