Hopefully you survived turkeyfest 2007 and are now in last minute training for achieving the end of the year? As an aside I always find New Year to be an odd celebration – Whoopee it’s a new year? OK, yes it’s good that by celebrating it you can safely say you’ve survived (2007 in this case), and OK you can say you’re looking forward to a new year of dreams, promises, chances and such. But… Why not celebrate everyday if that’s your thing? I mean, Whoopee it’s Tuesday morning! I’ve survived the first day of the week and all that… Then again, maybe it’s just me in my post festive blues. I’ll just go back to bahing my humbugs*.
Christmas passed in a blast of Turkey, Santa, kids and weather. Since the turkey was for eating not photographing and I have this thing about not wanting to post pictures of people here, and since Santa waited till I was asleep before forgetting to leave me any presents, here’s some pictures of the weather…
I was in Donegal for a few days at the inlaws and the weather was gray and blah. That said, the wind on Boxing (St. Stephens) day was kinda cool. I ended up out on Cruit Island again and managed to take a few pictures whilst standing in what must have been a force something wind.
They aren’t great, but I thought I’d share them anyway. Hopefully the show some of the intensity of the waves. At the very least, they’ll probably show how much the tripod was getting blown about.
(1/8sec, f/22, focal length – 30mm, ISO – 100, 26/12/07 13:31)
(1/6sec, f/22, focal length – 55mm, ISO – 100, 26/12/07 13:40)
I’ve a new appreciation for people who take fantastic pictures of oceans and beaches and such during storms. Not only do the have to contend with ‘weather’, but they also have to get to the spot to take the picture – something that can be one bugger of a challenge. I ended up staying quite high and dry on the day as it just looked a little too dangerous down on the proper shore line. That and the fact that I fell anyway…
In case I don’t post again this year – Happy New Year.
*Yes, ok I know ‘Bah Humbugs’ more to do with Christmas spirit , but I only came up with that ‘bahing my humbugs’ phrase tonight and there was no way I could sit on it for a year! And yes, technically I ‘enjoy’ new year but I felt I needed to let off steam and it was a good line. Besides, it’s new year – may old acquaintance be forgot and all that stuff…. See, you have to forgive me.