A few weeks ago I spent 5 days vacationing in Door County and enjoyed absolutely beautiful weather. My early mornings began with temps in the low 60’s and then gradually warmed to the upper 70’s and low 80’s. The winds were generally pretty light which made for calm conditions in the kayak and for the entire week, there was hardly a cloud in the sky. That totally sucked.
Sunrise after sunrise and sunset after sunset I got myself and my gear into position to capture beautiful landscape images only to come home empty handed. The above was my view the very first morning as the sun began to crest the horizon at Cana Island. Interesting colors, but the lack of clouds meant there wasn’t much of a canvas onto which that light could reflect.
Compare the above to the archive sunset photo below which portrays nearly the same perspective. Which one would you rather have hanging on your wall?
Here’s another archive photo example of how a few clouds can make for an interesting sunrise – this time at Pilot Island.
So while the weather was truly incredible, I was completely denied on the landscape front despite getting myself out behind my camera each and every day.
Ever find yourself wishing for some clouds? If so, did you find a way to salvage the outing with other subjects? Share your story.