Just how humid is it in St. John, USVI, in June? Extremely. Oppressively. Ridiculously. Superlatively.
I could sit here (back in NYC and in the comfort of an air-conditioned room) and rattle off adverbs all day. But luckily a picture is worth 1,000 words and I have managed to take a few pictures that capture the high humidity that I experienced last weekend in the Virgin Islands. As you can see, my camera lens fogged up due to the humidity. This happened repeatedly all four days I was there. Both cameras were affected — my Sony Hx5v point-and-shoot and my DSLR Canon Rebel EOS XSi.
I didn’t take as many photos while in St. John as I normally do when I travel, because I had so many problems with both cameras. It’s a good thing I had a lens cleaning cloth and dust brush with me from my Dynex Cleaning Kit (I’m sure they make better cleaning kits, but I bought this last-minute at Best Buy, and was very glad I did) because I used them several times each day. I deleted most of the foggy photos in fit of frustration, but then I decided to keep some because it’s rare that you can actually photograph humidity!