Drove out to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore of a gray spring day and found some unusual lighting. This is looking down at Big and Little Glen Lakes from up on Pierce Stocking Drive. The sun was breaking thru in the foreground while everything in the distance was gray. The camera handled the contrast pretty well.
This time of year you never know what you're going to get for weather. We've been getting overcast mornings then strong Lake winds clear the gray and the sun pops out in the afternoon. Makes for some interesting lighting changes throughout the day.
Yea.. this has been a pretty gray, cool spring. Temps are jumping into the 80's now but still getting overcast mornings and some threat of rain several days each week. I only live half an hour from the dunes and it bugs me when I leave Traverse City in sunshine and get to the dunes only to find they're overcast or fogged in. I've been there half a dozen times so far and waiting now for a nice clear night to get some sunset shots from the top of the dunes at Pierce Stocking Drive.
We have had a wet spring here as well further south. It is always worth a try on shoots like this one, you never know what Mother Nature will dish out. We were in Chicago yesterday for family reasons. I brought the gear but it was forcasted to have a 70% chance of thunder storms. We were done with our visit with family around 5:00, still cloudy. We were close to the lake though so decided to head there anyway. Clouds broke at around 6:00 and it turned into a sunset fest....