WPC: The Forces of Nature: The wind

A Windy Day-014

Good morning from a cooler but calmer Hastings day.

I love doing challenges.  It means stretching myself to finding new photos and interpretations.  I have now got them written down to keep an idea what is coming up.  In particular for Cee’s challenges and Jennifer’s One Word Photo challenge.  Jennifer has finished with her colours and has now moved onto the weather.  Most of the weather phenomenon is easy – sun, clouds. storm.  But wind is invisible.  So I have been trying to get photos of branches and leaves moving in the wind.  I tried to slow the shutter speed but my fixed lens doesn’t stop down enough so I got some horribly over exposed images.

On Wednesday the weather was very windy so over the day I kept trying to get some photos of the branches bent over and blurry from movement.  This was the most successful photo of the day.

I will keep at it.  My next idea is to peg some towels on the washing line and take photos of the towels blowing in the wind.  Puts a whole new spin on Bob Dylan’s song “Blowing in the Wind”.

Anyway it is appropriate for The Daily Post‘s challenge today – Forces of Nature.

#FridayFoto: Scottish Weather – A Force Of Nature Not To Be Reckoned With…






The Daily Post: WPC Force of Nature



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Copyright Raewyn Forbes

16 thoughts on “WPC: The Forces of Nature: The wind”

      1. I have to admit that I am not a big friend of wind, not lately with my sinus problems, but as a kid I liked the sound of wind.


      2. Actually I am not a fan of wind. It upsets me a little but I am getting around that by trying to get some good photos. It was really bad that day. When I was at Cornwall Park yesterday I noticed a few branches lying on the ground and a few broken branches still on the tree. So it was a bad day

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  1. We get wind most of the time here in the Chicago area, so I’m used to it, although I don’t always enjoy it. It can also make taking photos of things like flowers much more difficult, as they keep dancing around rather than standing still!



  2. If you have a steady wind, you can focus on a stable point, like a rock, a wall, the tree’s trunk, or something like that. Then let everything move while you shoot. Sometimes you catch the wind motion. The trick is to focus on something that doesn’t move … and take a LOT of exposures, rapidly in a row. Sometimes the magic works, sometimes not, but I’ve gotten some good results that way.


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