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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Job's Pond

Day 186/Year 2
Sometimes we do stupid things. Taking this photograph could be considered one of them. At least Mr. S and our 2 friends thought it was a stupid thing. We pulled up to Job's Pond on Saturday evening, as the wind was howling, and the rain was coming down heavily. I wanted this shot. I was the only one to get out of the car..........holding my camera under my jacket to protect it from the rain. Each time I took a shot, I would turn my body around so that my back was to the wind, and I would wipe off the lens.....then quickly turn around and grab another shot. I took just a few quick shots, then ran back to the car. I opened the car door to jump in, and the wind shut it on me!!! I had to struggle to get the door opened and keep it open.
Stupid? Maybe.......but it was FUN!!!!! And, it gave us something to laugh about as we drove along. :-)

On another note, I am being told by several people that they are having a difficult time posting comments. That makes me sad. :-( I LOVE to read comments. I will see what I can do about getting this straightened out.
EDIT: Since I did some changes to the comment settings, I have received 2 comments on previous threads. Woo-hoo!!!! Just wanted to update!
The Specs:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 640, 1/145, f5.6


  1. Carol, I'm loving all the foliage shots that you have been posting!

  2. Thank you Janice. Fall is my "thing", so I try to get as many foliage shots as I can. I'll be heading back up North next week, after the wedding, so I hope to get lots more to share here!!! Thanks for stopping by Janice, and hope to see you soon!

  3. Carol, not stupid, but crazy. It is an essential attribute of a good photographer. I had a similar experience photographing the Portland Light; cold, windy and rainy. I've also made some nice photographs in bright, sunny, -20 degree temperatures. I had to keep switching out batteries because they wouldn't last long in such cold temperatures.

    I like your shot of Job's Pond. I have a similar one but it wasn't raining when I made mine.

  4. Thanks Al!!! A photographer's gotta do, what a photographer's gotta do!!!!! :-)
    Thanks for stopping by.