It can be odd, being a photographer – you’re never quite satisfied. Take now: most of the population are basking in glorious, unseasonably fine weather. Me, I’m cursing it every morning that the sun shines. I’m not being Mr. Grumpy about this, it’s just that I need to get my project shoot finished and, for that, I want overcast days.
The problem I have with the current weather is harsh shadows. A nice layer of not-to-thick cloud eliminates those and suits my subjects much better. Also, I’ve started in that light, and I want the whole set to be consistent.
Fortunately, there’s still time for our weather to be its usual self and change dramatically – except that it’ll probably go from sunny to chucking it down without passing through any intermediate stages.
So, whilst you’re out there soaking up the rays, think of me looking up and crying: “cloud over, dammit!”