We had a scorching hot spring this year during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. The hottest, driest, and sunniest on record, or something like that. Almost right from the first day of lockdown we have had clear blue sky and sunshine with only a very brief interlude of cloud and a little rain. Wonderful for enjoying the garden, but a little frustrating for landscape photography.
Once the leaves started to appear on the trees, I could at least try and find something interesting with my infrared camera but without any clouds in the sky it was a little underwhelming. I was craving was something more atmospheric. Still, it would not be long before summer arrived and we all know what the Great British summer is good at.
The third day of June brought the anticipated cloud and rain and I wasted no time in getting out. The weather since then has been unsettled and I have made several trips to the Mendips and Exmoor. My favourite day so far this month was last Saturday. Wind, rain, and huge dark clouds whipping across the sky were order of the day. I decided to just go for a wander around the fields surrounding my home with my infrared camera and see what I found. I became absorbed in the young crops, oak trees and of course, dark brooding skies. The perfect antidote for 10 weeks of blue sky.