Oh wasn’t I excited about this weekend, I had two new toys to play with and head full of ideas. Some of the ideas were not even related to the new toys, so I started off on Saturday morning by setting up my squirrel feeder and squirrel-proof bird feeder. I hope that the squirrels will like their new setup and I also hope that they can’t figure out how to get to the bird food. I don’t have high hopes though, I’m sure they’ll turn up on the bird feeder sooner or later no matter what I come up with.
So that’s how I spent the beautiful and sunny Saturday morning. In the afternoon I was ready to play with the levelling base and 6-stop ND filter, so I drove to a new place which looked promising on the map. Sure enough, it looked like a great location. Except, what happened to the light? After idly waiting around for the sunset to happen, I gave up and drove to another place to see what my options were. As if by magic, the sun appeared and I got glorious evening light. Except, the this place wasn’t half as nice as the earlier one. Nevermind, I figured that the new place will look good in the morning light as well so I set my alarm clock to wake me up.
I arrived to this new location just after 8am, I knew that the first light wouldn’t get there because there was a hill shading it, but I hadn’t counted on the scarce pine forest to be all that shady so I still didn’t have light on the tiny lake by 9am and I decided to call it quits.
The forecast said that it would be windy in the afternoon, so I would have an opportunity to try the new ND filter. I drove to my favourite place, only to find it almost flooded (at least I had had the foresight of wearing wellingtons) and just to add insult to injury, even the wind was not happening. I took a 20 sec exposure and could still see the reflections on the water – it was almost calm! At this point I was ready to write off the whole weekend but decided at the last minute to check out the creek that runs out from the lake. When I saw this fallen tree, I just knew that I had to create something out of it, how chaotic it may be. It sums up my weekend, anyway.2 comments