High tide

Taking advantage of an overcast day (Part of it anyway) and of the high tide to add to the set of pictures of the local boat cemetery.  Below is a series of long exposures to remove the water ripples so that the images are about the boat parts that tides have not yet completely worn away.

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An unexpected visitor

Meet Christina, a hen that we found in our front yard. Christina, so named by our kids, spent the day happily exploring exploring the yard’s grass, picking insects and seeds.

At the end of the day, Christina had left the yard, probably picked up by its owners. We’ve been told later this hen likes to explore the neighborhood. It’s been fun to observe this hen methodically explore bits of the yard and be a great model for a few photographs. Like other birds, Christina moves fast. Anticipation is key to compose an image and focus.

Now I confess I do not have a signed model release, but I don’t think Christina will mind.

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April weather

People say “never cast a clout till May be out” as the weather in April can still rapidly change. As the year progresses towards Summer, temperatures can still drop as low as 0-5C/32-42F and heavy clouds can bring rain and at times, hail.

Yesterday was such day, cold wind, low temps and rain. What a sight! The sky was constantly changing from dark clouds to rainbows to large blue patches before more clouds rolled in.

How not to be grateful for these moments?

 

Plans. Changed.

Plans to photograph a landscape are at the mercy of the weather. Yesterday afternoon, I visited a very nice coastal place. A few compositions came to mind along and a plan to come back today started shaping up. Today’s weather forecast was for clear skies with a bright Sun…

Last night, the sky gave us clues that changes were literally up in the air. Elongated high clouds, isolated and dark low clouds and strong Sunset colors were all indicators that rain is on the way.

This morning proved last night’s Sky correct. Mid-morning today, clouds started rolling over the area from the North, pushed by a quite chilly wind. The nice Sunrise we enjoyed was quickly followed by a quite dull gray blanket, breaking from time to time to let our star shine thru.

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Our star and the gray blanket

 

The place I planned to go to today is about 75 mins away by bicycle (no car available to me right now…). So, I did not want to take the risk to ride to a place with suboptimal conditions for my project and be disappointed.  There are other photographic things to do, like processing rolls of films… Why not taking life one day at a time?