20160331 Rainy day: in the distance and up close

We had a very heavy rain giving some good opportunities to see some earth and water instead of snow and ice.   Some examples:

Shebeshekong Road ponds are full…

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Skerryvore Community Road still had some snow, which cooled the humid air below the dew point, causing some foggy patches:

 

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Oft-photographed tall quartet standing in the rain:

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More fog patches:

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Gulls were  enjoying standing in water instead of on ice and snow:

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And here are some opportunities to check out the new lens with some up-close stuff:  (Worth checking out by clicking on them to enlarge the photo.)

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Tag alder along the Inlet showing the (inverted) far shore:

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Desiccated lone Winterberry holds a drop in some dense bush:

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Spruce tip holds a myriad of magnifying glasses:

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Naturally Curious Mary Holland makes an amazing discovery and teaches a lesson about using our eyes, carefully.

5 thoughts on “20160331 Rainy day: in the distance and up close

  1. Thank You Tom – something captivating about rainfall and rain drops. The new Lens works wonders in your hands.

    • I agree, Krys. I often read of photographers who complain about rainy and/or snowy weather. I am now at a stage where I really look forward to such storms for their photographic value! However I must admit that a lot of folks were inconvenienced by the flooding on April 1st. I captured some of the high water scenes and will have to put it up here.
      Re: that lens, an Olympus M Zuiko Micro Four Thirds 60 mm f/2.8 (equivalent to 120 mm AOV and f/5.6 Depth of Field on a Full Frame camera). I bought a large magnifying glass the other day as I realized that I’ll need it to look at the micro scenes that I’ll be shooting with the lens.

  2. Wow!! What fantastic images!!! It makes me feel really anxious to get back to my little cottage on the Mag! The winterberry close-up was especially superb, and I absolutely loved the foggy ponds!!!

    • Thanks a lot for your very generous comments, Marilyn. Yes, there is something magical about foggy ponds, especially this time of the year as they are “coming alive”. Soon we’ll be hearing the variety of frogs peeping their evensongs.

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