I may have been underestimating the amount of grief the weather has been giving me by not cooperating with my photographic needs. Today the weather yanked my chain all.day.long.
When I took sweet pea out for her first morning duty it was so early the sun had not yet crested the horizon, yet I could see the blue sky dominating over a few patchy clouds. I raised my fist Freddie Mercury style in victory because a sun drenched day means shooting in the woods and I had time for that today. Fast forward 30 minutes and the sky was blanketed in thick gray clouds, which means shooting on the street, except you know I always have to do my daily hike first. I went to the woods and left my gear at home. During the two hours of hiking and socializing this morning the sky went from sunny to cloudy no less than 5 times. Each time I saw the sun I got excited, wondering if maybe I should dash to the house and return to photograph. No sooner would I focus in on the quality of the light and HELLO CLOUDS!! The world's most inaccurate weather phone app was no help at all as it had only a cloud covered day predicted in the hour to hour section. (I need a better app) So, I told myself I'd shoot on the street this afternoon.
Eventually I left the woods, grabbed some coffee and headed for the grocery store to stock up on Evan's supplies. He tells me he is doing something called a "dirty bulk" for weight lifting/muscle building purposes but to me it just seems like he is torturing himself by eating large quantities of the same boring food every day- of which the only vegetables are an avocado and the tomato sauce he uses to choke down all the ground beef and pasta he eats every day for lunch. I would prefer he eat more vegetables. I'm so mom.
By the time I got back to the house after the grocery store I just watched in frustration as the sky clouded and cleared over and over again throughout the day until now (after 4PM) when it seems to have finally settled on clear, but it's too late to return to the woods and even if I could I wouldn't because my aim is for mid day sun anyway. I fear that I am not going to achieve this goal while there is still foliage left on the trees. Woe is me. I guess this project will have to wait until the spring. shit.fuck.shit.