The hot hot heat of mid summer has definitely overtaken the Fraser Valley. Its been so hot that if I set my phone down in the sun for more than 5 minutes it overheats and immediately needs shade.
Of course this leads a couple of friends and myself out into the most non shaded areas you could be in. A tennis court to skate a flat bar and the farmland of Ladner on blazing hot motorcycles.
These locations are definitely less than ideal to shoot photos in with the harsh shadows and boiling highlights. Still I felt it necessary to pack my Fuji x20 with me to get some stills. I needed a break from shooting film as it was starting to break the bank a bit and I also felt my digital was feeling a bit neglected. I also believe that I was unconsciously trying to challenge my self by shooting in the mid day sun which is one of the most undesirable natural lighting conditions. Most of the time I was seeking out shade for photos more so than a break from the heat. Luckily a tree in the tennis court and an abandoned barn helped me with what I was seeking. That being said I still strove to work the harsh shadows as best I could.
It almost feels like I amassed less photos I was excited about with my digital then I would with a film camera. Should I just scrap shooting digital unless I really need to or its a paid shoot? Possibly.