Happy (soggy and wet) Tuesday ~ 262
We had a Code Black at work yesterday, which means there is a tornado warning in the area. We were very fortunate that nothing occurred with the exception of a lot of rain, thunder, and more rain. My evening commute was in a constant down pour and the many streams I pass on the way home have become much larger “rivers.” I saw several lakes where just a few days ago there were corn fields.
The weather is not without it beauty however. Later in the evening when the rain had finally tapered off I noticed this amazing orange light shining through the blinds in my office window.
I first went to the back yard and was greeted by this incredible sky. There were layers of clouds moving through the area and all being back-lit by the sun. Even though I am happy with my images they do not tell the whole story of the magnificent sky that I saw.
I have gotten away from talking much about camera specs but I think it is more interesting with these images. The first two were taken in a hurry because there was still some rain coming down and I didn’t want to miss the light. All images were made with a:
Nikon D4 | Nikon 28 – 300 mm lens | The first image was shot at a focal length of 45 mm (hand-held) 1/100 sec @ f5.6 ISO 800 | Second image also hand-held taken at 82 mm focal length 1/160 sec @ f5.6 ISO 800 | Final shot was made 12 minutes later with camera on a tripod at a focal length of 116 mm. Exposure was 30 seconds @ f 9.0 ISO 100.
Probably more information than you need or want but it is after all supposed to be a blog about photography. 🙂
Amazing sky and an amazing amount of water. The back yard is a small lake, which is causing some problems for the ground feeders at the bird sanctuary. The good news is that as of this morning the lake has gone down and the feeders were booked solid. 🙂
That’s it for today. I think it is supposed to be a little nicer for the next few days. There are a lot of people who are or will be dealing with water damage. It is such an insidious problem when water gets into your home and does so much damage in such a short amount of time.
Thanks as always for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day, watch the water crossing the roadways and be careful.