Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hot Shots

It's been mighty hot around these parts, and even though the intense heat has broken, it still is pretty warm. Nothing like last weekend and the first part of this week, though, when dawn found temps near 80 degrees with dewpoints to match. Tuesday morning, for example, as I headed down Highway 10 to the Cities for a meeting, an eastbound in the siding at Randall called out to be photographed. I got this shot from the car window, with the storm that had hit Wadena and Perham earlier in the background.

A couple of other photo attempts were thwarted when the camera lens fogged up just as soon as I stepped out of the car. No efforts at clearing it were successful, so I just gave up. With the AC running inside, the camera was actually below the dew point outside and would be a dripping mess moments after stepping outside.

The day did offer one more photo op, though. On the way home, I was able to wait for a westbound in Aldrich. This is a dark photo, and once again I had just wiped off the camera lens before shooting it.

That's all the pix from Tuesday. Hopefully we won't see dew points in the high 70's and low 80's again, well, ever.

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