Wind blown trees

Wind, Willow, Alders and Firs

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.

About Laurie MacBride, Eye on Environment

Photographer and writer focusing on nature and the environment

7 responses »

  1. Dirk Huysman says:

    Fun stuff!

  2. I do like the sense of motion you achieved in this shot.

  3. Robin says:

    I think you’ve captured the feeling perfectly. We’ve had similar weather here, and I’ve been playing with camera motion, too. 🙂

  4. Sherry Galey says:

    This certainly makes me feel like I’m right there being whipped about by the wind, like the trees. Wonderful! Now that you’re finished your harvesting and canning, it’s time to start enjoying your haul!

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