Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Power of Light . . .

In case yesterday's video didn't satisfy your urge for seascapes, here are some stills I took at the same time. It was so stormy, but suddenly there was an exorbitantly gorgeous scene as light broke through the clouds. I grabbed my Nikon SLR and rushed out into the rain and wind in my pjs and slippers, but when I tried to snap, nothing happened -- aaargh, dead battery.
Convinced the light would disappear again at any moment (especially the way those clouds were scuddering around in the wind), I rushed back in to grab my wee pocket Canon (a PowerShot ELPH). I think it did a pretty decent job, actually, even managing to grab some of that surfspray illuminated mid-air.
Powerfully beautiful, isn't it? Almost makes up for the septic woes. Almost. (Fellow's supposed to arrive this afternoon. Crossing my fingers that diagnostic and repair visit are all one.)

13 comments:

  1. Stunning and dramatic, great shots!

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  2. Gorgeous!

    But I am sorry to hear about the septic woes.

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  3. These are breathtaking! Thanks for sharing with those who have no concept of this drama!! Speaking just for myself, of course ....

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  4. That photo made me all happy inside~thanks!

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  5. Oh. So beautiful. Thank you.

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  6. I thought surely the septic problems were resolved when you were out taking videos yesterday! Perhaps that burst of morning light was a sign of better things to come.

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  7. Thanks, all, for the sympathy and for the appreciation of my photos. Septic stuff is not done yet, unfortunately -- turns out the pump motor is seized, so Kirk is returning early tomorrow morning with a replacement. Really hope that's the ticket.

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  8. Oh yes, that old battery chestnut. Bane of my life especially since my Pentax takes normal batteries. Luckily I discovered Lithium ones which lasted nearly 4 months!
    The view is stunning I wonder how you tear yourself away sometimes.

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  9. These pictures really make me humble in front of the sea. Such dramatic power. Wow!

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  10. Those kind of shots are so beautifully transcendent that it almost makes one believe that there is some divine presence. Whether or not there is, those pictures are divine.

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  11. Alison: Oooh, that would be a pain, not to mention expensive. Luckily both my Nikon and the little Canon have chargers, and the Canon I even have a second battery so there's always one charged up. The Nikon doesn't give any advance warning -- just suddenly I have a non-working camera.
    Metscan: It really does put life in perspective -- rather like your gorgeous fields of snow.
    LBR: The sky and seascapes really do take one away from the everyday -- often a very welcome transcendence.

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  12. My family's cottage had a septic system, and to this day I read the words with dread. Majestic photos.

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  13. Oh the photos are incredible. I hope the sunlight was a good omen for your septic situation as well.

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