Ever since Jennifer from Jennifer Nichole Wells gave us her new series I have been trying to get photos of the wind. Now that has turned out to be harder than I thought. For a start you can’t see wind. You can hear it. You can see what it does to plant life around us. It is jolly hard to take photos of flowers blowing in the wind – how many photos do we have that have half a petal in it. More than we really want to know.
Last week for my social snappers group we were supposed to go to Frimley Park but it was just too windy. So we walked around the Women’s Centre. I thought, great, I can get some good windy photos. Not even. I tried to get photos of the water fountain being blown around. I didn’t like them. Though I did post one from my phone on my mobile challenge this week. So I was starting to get a little desperate.
The problem was the exposure, or rather shutter speed. During the day time I ended up with over exposed images when I tried to slow the shutter speed down. But I had a bit of luck. A couple of nights ago the wind was bad again. That is when I had my ah ha moment. The light was dark enough for me to take some photos of the wind and be interesting at the same time.
Finally I got some interesting windy photos. Phew, just in time.
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