This year has been totally different than anyone would have predicted. Like many, I’ve been lucky enough to explore more of where I live instead of spending time traveling to other places.
Each June, a field of invasive lupines blooms at the Fort Hill area of the Cape Cod National Seashore. I’ve missed the blooms on the Cape due to travel the last two years (Utah in 2018, Mt Tremblant in 2019) and would usually at least travel to Sugar Hill, NH for their lupine festival. This year, though, with New Hampshire effectively closed, I stayed closer to home and drove out to Eastham one Friday night.
The forecast was for downpours clearing right at sunset so I figured I would either get soaked and not get any pictures or have a great sunset without any crowds. Either way, f/8 and be there
It rained all the way down Route 6 to the Orleans rotary but as I put the car in park the rain stopped and the wind picked up. The clouds scooted out of the way just as the sun began to sink below the horizon and to top things off a giant rainbow stretched from the Nauset marsh all the way up into the sky. The gusting wind made freezing the lupines in place difficult and I was constantly trading off between shutter speed and exposure to try and capture the beautiful light and rainbow.