It’s that time of the year again. At my local patch, the heather explodes into a pinky purple ocean, usually¬†in the last week of August and the first week of September. Two weeks during which I am sleep deprived, the weather app on my iPhone is worn out and I continuously keep one eye on the sky. My idea of a perfect morning needs three ingredients: purple heather, a nice layer of groundfog and some clouds in the sky to be lit by the rising sun. After about a dozen early morning attempts, I never got more than 2 out of 3. The purple Heather is a given now (though not much longer), but mist and colorful skies just don’t occur that often together. You need a little luck and somehow it just won’t work for me this year. But no problem, I got all kinds of weather conditions and thus a nicely varied portfolio. Happy with my results, but you can be damn sure I’ll keep going back as long as there are purply pinks. Above is one of my first attempts, the other sessions still need to be downloaded as all my spare time is spent in the field. Processing will have to wait.

Misty Morning; Canon 5D Mark III w. 16-35/4L IS.