BW photograph looking down a street of row homes the morning after a rain.

Copyright 2018 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

During the weekend before the one just past, a cold front blew in triggering the first (very brief) thunderstorm of the season.  The next morning, it was 42 degrees with a stiff wind.  Many clouds remained, which created a nice ceiling for the strong early morning directional light.

BW photograph looking down onto Chimney Rock.

Copyright 2018 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

A bit later that same week, the temperature hit the low 90-degree mark in the Baltimore/Washington area for a couple of days, which set temperature records.  It felt literally and figuratively like we had bypassed Spring and moved right into Summer.  Two related articles (here and here) address this kind of volatility that may well become the norm going forward.  The term “weather whiplash” seems appropriately descriptive.

Interestingly, both of these photographs here were made by relying on a low-angled sun early in the morning to create the strong highlights and deep shadows.  The only noticeable difference between the two days was the ambient temperature, which the photographs do not convey:  it was much, much warmer when the second photo was made.

Take care.