We are only touched by Hurricane Sandy in a very mild way and for that we are thankful. We are experience high feeder winds into the storm and a very mild amount of rain.That being said, and the fact that it is high tide we do have some buildings on the edge of trouble. At the end of our property is an old fish stores located on a beach with that we walk Charlie on. Todays was not a walk on the beach day but a look and marvel at nature day. Even in its worse there can be a harsh beauty to a storm.
The official launch date isn’t until September 29th but today she did some water test.
Today we took Charlie to the beach. The beach, Crescent Beach, a very long beach and is wonderfully sandy and drivable. On the beach you will find some shore birds, the occasional jelly fish and dogs plus humans but up until now never foxes.
Like always I took my camera with me not that I expect to get that once in the life time shot but I use my camera as a visual diary. I am not a wild life photographer but for me, today, I got some of those once in a life time shots.
I left a meeting at dusk tonight and I commented to a friend that dusk was the best time for easy night shots. There is still plenty of light and yet the streetlights have been turned on. If you underexpose two or three stops you get the impression of shooting in the night. the advantage of doing it this way is first you can hand hold your camera and second there is often enough light to use lower ISO. So on the way home I took advantage of the light or lack of it
I am not often a big fan of sunsets as often they only seem to offer colour. Mind you the colour is usually spectacular but once you have seen one sunset you feel you have seen them all. My view is that the image should have more than just the reds and yellows.
I was rounding a bend in the road as I was walking my dog and the sky just seemed to go on fire. I crossed the road and stood about 20 feet above this wharf. I raised my camera and took a horizontal image followed by a vertical one. I put down my camera to admire the view and I watched as the light changed. The while moment lasted less than a minute. Some times you have to be lucky.
As an aside someone once asked me when was the best time to take a vertical shot my answer was immediately after a horizontal shot. It is often best to do them in pairs.