The first rains are now a distant memory but the rejuvenation is unmistakable. Green as far as the eye can see, rich nutrients freely available, a far cry from the dry cold winter months. Clouds build and disperse occasionally offering life that gives water to the ever thirsty bush. It is these pockets of condensation that excite me, the rare opportunity for the sun to sneak through a small gap to illuminate a scene with the backdrop of a Lowveld storm. Incredible texture and shape that develop and change due to the constant sculpting winds, winds that have the potential to open up a gap for this special light to burst through and add definition to an otherwise flat scene, my favourite natural lighting situation.
Here are a few occasions where the summer skies have provided great natural lighting. I look forward to what the rest of summer holds and to hopefully capture more of these breathtaking windows.
What do these scenes stir in you?
Written and photographed by Simon Smit