So, I was pretty happy to be in Michigan where the light is often dampened by cloud cover and shade trees. It certainly expanded the opportunity to get out and shoot in the middle of the afternoon. But, contrary to popular opinion, the entire state of Michigan is not always cloaked in shadows. They do get sunshine. Sometimes a lot of it. (Ok, not 333 days a year, but too much of a good thing isn't such a good thing, people). Sometimes even on days you think you might be able to get some shots of your kid at the pool.
Which is where having a polarizer would come in handy, because increasing the exposure compensation, alone, isn't going to cut the glare off water enough to take a decent shot. As you can see, bright sunlight combined with the reflection off the pool, combined with my lily white, fair skinned child and...well, you practically need sunglasses just to look at the picture.
With love from The Valley of the Sun.