After a month of rain and overly warm temperatures, we’ve entered into a time of cool, bright, windy days – each one, a power failure waiting to happen. But there’s an upside to this weather pattern: the sunny afternoons call me out of doors, and now that my garden chores are mostly finished for the year, I finally have some time to wander and explore.
The semi-abstract photo above is an attempt to convey my impressions of being amid all the tremendous natural energy that Mother Nature is throwing at us these days. Since I wasn’t carrying a tripod when I took this shot, a slow shutter speed wasn’t feasible. So I chose to use a bit of intentional camera movement instead, to give a sense of the wind sweeping through the weedy grasses in our overgrown lower garden, tossing about the branches of the firs, alders and young weeping willow. On such a day, everything is in motion – including, it seems, the photographer.