now that we're are feeling more settled i thought i'd start trying to photograph the cool things we're seeing around here. i thought i'd try to tackle sunset first. it was 115* today with humidity between 80 and 400%, give or take a few percentage points.
humidity is defined here:
Relative humidity is normally expressed as a percentage and is calculated by using the following equation:
the definition left out one important fact: humidity is the devil!!!!!! i'm not lying...it's evil! having lived with between 6 and 25% humidity for the last 7 years, this florida girl has forgotten what a pain in the arse it is. i get my photo gear, head outside and shoot away. tonight...not so much. i grabbed my gear...drove down to the hidd bridge to shoot a beautiful pink sunset and BAM! FOG!!!!! i thought i would outsmart the humidity...so i stuck my camera on the hood of the car so it could unfog itself and i jumped back into the car so i wouldn't melt...it was still over 100* at this point.
well...30 minutes went by and no deals. my camera was so fogged up i couldn't believe it. the lens, the mirror in the camera, the view finder...my contacts!! i just sat there wiping dew, not to be confused with doo doo, as it dripped off the metal parts of my camera. i'm convinced it's gonna start rusting any moment. oooh...maybe jason will buy me the upgraded camera i've wanted the last year!!!! hmmmm. re shoot tomorrow!!!
here's a shot with my iphone: the first image is before i got out of the car...and the second is after i got out of the car...
oh well. i'll try again tomorrow and i'm gonna outsmart the humidity. i'm totally going to put my gear in the garage about 3 hours before i plan to shoot. hopefully all the dew will work itself out and i'll have a useable camera by the time the sun sets. i promise to share the results. :)