It was scorching today, almost ninety degrees and with only minor air movement. Still it was nice to get out and see the blue sky and enjoy the shade of the large maples. Plus the bright light can be an opportunity to fun photography as well. Here in the Pacific NW we have a giant diffuser most of the time in the form of clouds but direct sun can be a fun challenge. I like the bright warm spots it creates and the shadows look all the more inviting for their coolness. Plus the flowers are blooming everywhere as a reminder why we tolerate the long wet winters. But this won't last, it never does and rain will return again soon giving us a little taste of the summer to come.
Canon 1D X, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
28mm, f5.6, merged layers of 1/320, 1/160, 1/80, 1/40, and 1/20 sec @ 100 ISO