In San Diego this Spring we've been blessed with an unusual amount of rain, gray skies, cool weather, and the beautiful clouds that come in between each storm. I guess not all would consider this weather a blessing, but to this photographer (and to our thirsty earth, I might add), there could be nothing better.
I don't even mind the rain, but the gray skies make for such gorgeous, even light on all subjects outside and I can't even put into words the beauty that the clouds in the sky and above the horizon add to the afternoons and sunsets.
This 'in-between' the storms time, when the sun is mostly out as the clouds dance around it, creates a spectacular light show, especially on the beach. The clouds are puffy white, and the light that hits the water, sand, and rocks is heavenly.
The colors of the water are bluer, with hints of turquoise, the foam of the water is whiter, and then as another cloud rolls in front of the sun, the color transforms.
The air is clear, the seagulls and pelicans are plentiful, and those of us who head to the beautiful coastline go from sweaters to summer-wear and back to sweaters every few minutes.
When I can, I head down to the beach on afternoons like this. I did this two days ago, just for an hour, of course, but before I knew it, three hours had passed. The beauty is so intense that I lose track of time and forget that for at least two hours I've had to pee. I forget I'm cold, as the next cloud passes the sun and the light is back once again. I am in awe and can't get myself to leave until the sun sets.
CloudsMay2016 from Kim Bajorek on Vimeo.
(In the above image, notice the fish in the seagull's mouth!)
My wish is that this weather continues for a very long time. : )
This post is for our 10 on 10 circle of women photographers. Please take a look at what they've been up to recently starting with one of my absolute faves, Luciane Steiner here.
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