Shadows and Sand

Working in harsh sun is still a bit of a novelty for me. You'd think growing up in California I'd be used to it, but I didn't work outside a lot in those days. A lot of times the way I try to deal with the sunlight is to find some heavy shadows to incorporate into the frame somewhere. Not always an easy challenge, but when it works it works. 

For this image I had to downgrade a roll of Kodak Tri-X all the way from ISO 400 down to ISO 100. Even then I was still shooting at 1/250th of a second and f/16. For those with a bit of technical expertise in photography that should be an indicator of how bright and harsh it was outside. Pulling the film helped me keep some semblance of detail in the highlights though so I'm grateful for that.