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).
Hey everyone! I’ve got power back! It’s a great thing to have it, even after a short period (I got it back last night). My part of CT had very minimal damage, unlike the shoreline and areas south, and for that I’m grateful. I just lost power for about 48 hours, and the roof of my plastic shed blew off (I can just put it back, easy enough). But my thoughts and prayers go out to those who are still suffering from Sandy’s wrath. I hope none of you were in her path.
I shot tonight’s images from a small bridge on a dirt road just across the main road from my street. I like how the moon glows behind the remnants of Sandy, and how some of the stars are starting to come out 🙂 Nothing too fancy, but I enjoy this kind of night/long exposure photography 🙂
I did manage to shoot Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but I’m just now uploading the photos, so I’ll post those in a day or so.
Tomorrow the East Coast will begin to get pounded by Hurricane Sandy. We up in southern New England will get the northern part of the storm. The last time we got hit w/ a huge storm, power was out for over a week, so everyone has been preparing. I myself am fully prepared and ready, “Sandy, Bring it!!!” lol
I took a trip to Ocean State Beach in New London, CT, to see what was preceding the storm. The clouds added a bit of drama to the sky, and the wind was whipping up the surf. We in CT don’t see real surf, protected as we are by Long Island. I have to admit its very tempting to brave the storm to see the storm surge, but I think I’ll just stay in and play it safe 😦