Title: Misty Mountains of Midsummer
Location: Vik, Iceland
This image was taken at about 4am, after it had been pouring rain all through the night.
My partner Kris and I were huddled in our camper-van next to this field of lupines, waiting for the off-chance that the rain would let up for a few minutes to capture this photo. I grew up near Vancouver (rainy mountain central), so I'm used to waiting for those 5-minute windows of magic where the rain stops and the mist swirls along the mountainsides.
Sure enough, after several hours of waiting and listening to the pelting raindrops on the van roof, it finally, suddenly, stopped... "this is it!!" I yelled, grabbing my backpack and running as fast as I could down the hill to this spot, while seeing in the distance the next wall of rain pushing toward us, only about 5 minutes away.
I quickly set up my tripod, threw on my dress, and then... realized my camera was still in the camper-van at the top of the hill. Thank goodness for my partner Kris (with his long legs!), who immediately booked it up the hill at lightning speed to get my camera for me, while I attempted to brush out my tangled car-camping hair before getting my camera back and running into the field for this photo.
In the end, it all came together just in the nick of time! I was able to capture this self portrait in the final seconds before the next wave of rain hit (we got soaked running back up the hill to the van), and I was so thrilled for this image to come out as I had hoped for. I will always love these rainy days - the 5 minute windows of misty magic they deliver between rain-showers are like nothing else.
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