Hurricane Sandy hit hard Monday. Wind gusts over 80mph. Power lost.
The first shot is shot through a rain-pelted window. I intentionally focused between the window and the trees. The second is the same trees, but showing blur from the drops on that same window. the last one is a longer exposure shot after the moon peaked out of the clouds for a moment. The wind was still blowing well over 35mph, so everything is blurred.
I came out of the storm in good shape. I lost power for 48 hours, and had no damage. Only thing that happened is the roof blew off of my shed, but since it’s a module plastic shed, I can simply put it back on and snap it in place 🙂
Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to most of the state, including my home. But having prepared, I had propane for my fireplace (not as fun as a real one, but much more convenient). I thought it might be fun to play around with shooting it, including changing the focal length (zoom) while the shutter was open. The first is my fav of the group because it looks like the grate is in the fire in part 🙂
On Wednesday my college had power, so I headed in for classes. The clouds had thinned slightly and allowed some of the setting sun’s light to penetrate. I saw this nursery and thought it made a good foreground for the sky, esp. since it shows the flowers knocked over by Hurricane Sandy (this is several miles inland, where the wind wasn’t as bad).