I miss winter.
I have been finding these days much too hot to shoot during the day, When I have gone out in the afternoon I seem to overheat and then can’t cool down again. Fun.
More than that though I have been finding the last few weeks there has been a lot more mist and salt spray in the air when I go out to shoot at night. This really softens the image and reduces contrast and detail in a big way. It also amplifies the Light pollution from the street lights as the light keeps bouncing around. I guess this is all from the higher humidity and air temperatures as well as water temperatures.
I went out this evening to south curl curl and could not get any good images at all. I also got covered in salt.
I eventually went up to north curl curl instead which is at least darker so not as much problem with the contrast. I looked up at the few stars at one point and instead of crisp clear points of light they were a blur. It also was not getting as many waves which helps as well.
So apart from moving to the swiss alps I think I will have to start paying much more attention to the temperature, humidity, swell and direction when planing my photos for each day.
Don’t get me wrong I still enjoy going out, It is just interesting to observe the difference.
This image is part of my personal photo per day project.
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Canon 5dmkII EF 70-200 f4.0L