Began inital videography work on "Summer River." I had mentioned in an earlier blogpost that the pursuit of good light in the summer (compared to the ease of finding it in the Northwood's winters) was often a crapshoot. Today proved no exception. Our weather reports in the Western U.P. should just say, "something will be happening weatherwise outdoors today and will be likely to change by the minute...." Stopped to shoot the above exposure (which had movement due to wind) at the bluffs in Bessemer, arrived at the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon East of Bruce Crossing and hiked down the canyon to Agate Falls. At that point, the sky was nicely cloud covered for as long as it would take to set up the camera, then the sun would emerge, ruining the light. Another hour to do some architectural work at the Henry Ford Sawmill in Alberta, which found good light. Then backtracked to the Sturgeon River Gorge, which will be the featured river in the videography project. The minute the car hit the parking lot, the sky opened up in rain. I hiked in three miles along the cliffs and canyons, hoping for a break, ultimately getting a very wet ass and two exposures. The gorge is like being in Tolkien's Hobbit and is a very surreal landscape. All in all, good to be back upright, hiking, and putting my newly downsized lung to the test (which it passed without issue).
"A multitude of small delights constitutes happiness."