a mobile destructive vortex of violently rotating winds
Every decision we make matters. Every decision from the simplest one to the most complex makes a difference. Each stop we made, every shot I took on our drive home, led us to the top of a hill as a tornado began forming. I watched this EF1 tornado form three minutes after the initial tuba disappeared back up into the cloud. It lasted maybe seven minutes until it roped out and disappeared back into the cloud. It destroyed a barn that had existed for over a hundred years. No lives lost, two legged or four.
The destination is never the most important part of our trips. I love that. And as cars sped by us parked by the side of the road I smiled thinking we’d just seen nature put on a show, and I’d captured it from start to finish. Was it a once in a lifetime shot? I don’t know that yet. But I’m glad we took the time to enjoy the moment. Don’t be in a rush. Every moment matters.
Social media’s full of differing ones these days. Perhaps the lens of time will show the right course of action.
Experiences shape our opinions and with every new one, there’s a chance for growth. I’m going to keep an open mind…
After all, I used to think everything had to happen ‘in-camera’ but photography isn’t a stagnant art form. What’s important is transparency and taking each image to the point where it evokes what you feel.
I’m glad I have an extensive archive of photographs to revisit. I’m always able to find one that hits the mood for the day. A lone strip of land, isolated objects, and in the distance fog–the new normal.
The shingle urchin, or kaupali as it’s called in Hawaii, is able to resist being washed away by having superior adhesion, and a unique body shape.
We are in unprecedented times. Everything we take for granted has undergone some form of change, and each of us feels its effect differently. With spring in the air, it’s challenging to be limited in the things we can do. Things we’re used to doing like camping, attending concerts, and having social gatherings like weddings.
We can be resistant to the new normal, or we can err on the side of humanity.
Stay creative, stay positive, and most of all, stay safe.
only go out for medical care, food, and essential work
Great time to photograph what your world is like from home. I photographed this pair through my window as they strolled down the sidewalk, pausing to eat worms and to check out each yard. Stay home, stay safe, and stay creative…
I had no idea what a porcupine’s face looked like until I spotted this guy, up a tree, snacking on some bark. Largely nocturnal, and most often solitary, it was a rare find for me. Normal times for wildlife, unusual times for us. Maybe we can learn from this. Stay safe…