I had just touched down on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula from Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. For nearly 2-weeks I worked in intense SE Asian monsoons and 100% humidity only to be met with more soggy conditions in the PNW.
But to be perfectly honest, I love shooting in the rain. I’ll take soft, moody lighting over glaring sunshine any day. Unfortunately, my equipment does not always feel the same way. After nearly a month of shooting in the rain, my beloved 1dx Mk II decided to call it quits. There is only so much weather-proofing one can build into a camera. But before the camera died, I was able to capture a few pretty cool stories.
Below is a series from our single sunny day on the Peninsula. I was shooting the new Osprey Transporter and was looking for some unique ways to show off the weather resistance and durability of the duffel. A passing weather system opened opened the gates for some very dramatic light. So we grabbed our boards and wet suits then high-tailed it to the beach.