Heat and especially humidity are the bane of ME!
Both of which we’ve had way to much of in the past few weeks, and has limited my shooting.
I looked around my portfolio at the beginning of summer, and realized I didn’t have many traditional summer shots. This trend continues, as I just don’t find summer traditionally photogenic. Lots of green and blue to be found. An occasional stunner of a sunset, or a double rainbow can improve the viewscape, but beyond that…I struggle.
Fortunately, with a break in the heat and humidity forecast, a friend and I took off up Mount Morgan and Percival late yesterday afternoon for an overnight. My hope was that with the cool weather, a fall like pattern would develop, with mist over the lake below at dawn. And, with the passage of the front, I dreamed of rainbows as well. The former fortunately played out.
The hike up was wretched. It was an easy hike, but in drenching humidity and no wind and full overnight gear, we were in rough shape. By the time we got to Percival, we abandoned plans to go over to Doublehead, and settled in for the night.
Showers surrounded us during the frontal passage, but no light accompanied it. It’s still neat though to see the showers falling in defined streaks in the distance. Then it poured on us for about 20 minutes, and…it was dark.
From under my bivy during the overnight, I watched the stars come out, and the lights below disappear. Morning found us an island in the sky at a mere 2200 feet. What a view!
Hopefully we keep some nice weather around, and updates won’t be so spread out!
Oh…and a larger view of the first image can be seen here: