A Serendipitous Story – Trying to catch the wind

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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.

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Finally I got some interesting windy photos. Phew, just in time.


One Word Photo Challenge: Windy


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Copyright Raewyn Forbes


17 thoughts on “A Serendipitous Story – Trying to catch the wind”

  1. Awesome images, Raewyn. I LOVE the design you caught that the wind made. You have given me ideas because I have been wanting to catch movement like wind. Also, are you up to another challenge …. post a pic 5 days in a row with either a small story or poem to go along with it? I had you in mind. Morgan said to me “Your are IT, Amy!” LOL (nominated me) and so I am beginning tomorrow to post my first photo day one. Let me know. I don’t want to overwhelm you. Love, Amy ❤


      1. Bless you for answering, Raewyn. I wasn’t going to nominate you IF I didn’t hear back from you. I have my 3rd going up tomorrow, and need two more good candidates. I have some thinking to do …. (smile) ❤


  2. I love your dedication! These are great. Wind is so hard to capture. I’ve tried to make mini-wing images using fans and such but it just doesn’t work. Or at least so far it hasn’t. I really love your last image. I can almost feel the wind 🙂


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