Saturday, October 09, 2021

The world in greys

I had planned to take the camera for a walk today, but then the weather turned — well, normal for this time of year. Stormy. Cold. Wind piles big-leaf maple leaves on the streets; rain soaks the heaps, holding them in place while branches blow down on top. Out in the strait, the waves are white-capped. I decided to stay in and get some work done.

And then, mid-afternoon, I berated myself for my wimpiness, grabbed a spare jacket and the camera, and went to the shore.

Where the world was painted in greys and greyish greens.

Waves rolling in.

I took photos through the windshield, between swipes of the wipers. When I rolled down a side window, the rain sprayed me and the camera; I had to close the window quickly and dry off the camera.

View through the closed side window.

Purple martin nest boxes, abandoned for the winter.

Surf and grass. Black spots in the water are people on surfboards. Who cares if it's cold, when you have a board?

I got braver and went looking for birds in the rain, hiding the camera under my jacket in between shots. I'll post some of those tomorrow.

Another Skywatch post.
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Había pensado sacar a la cámara a pasear hoy, pero el clima se volvió ... pues lo normal para esta temporada del año. Tempestuoso. Frio. El viento amontona hojas de arce de grande hoja en las calles; la lluvia empapa las pilas, deteniéndolas en sitio mientras el viento tira ramas encima. En el estrecho, las olas llevan espuma blanca. Decidí quedarme en casa; siempre hay algo que hacer.

A media tarde me acusé de cobardía, me puse una chaqueta, y me fui a la playa.

Donde el mundo se había pintado de gris.

Fotos: Olas y nubes. Nidos de golondrinas purpúreas, abandonados ahora hasta la primavera. Más olas. Los puntos negros en el agua son surfistas; ¿quién se preocupa por el frio cuando tiene una tabla?

Y una foto de la ventana del pasajero en el coche. Abrí la ventana para sacar una foto, y el viento me salpicó y mojó la cámara, así que tuve que sacar fotos desde adentro, entre una vuelta y otra del limpiaparabrisas.

Luego me armé de valor y salí a la lluvia para buscar pájaros, con la cámara escondida bajo la chaqueta. Subiré unas fotos mañana.

3 comments:

  1. Ah winter has arrived in all its gray colors. Soon it will get here. Looking forward to your bird photos!

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  2. A true photoblogger you are, working with what nature gives you. Great shots!!

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