So, I’m supposed to be on Week 23 this week; Landscape: Weather. We’ve had a lot of weather these last few weeks; most of it wet, all of it boring. You can’t get much more boring than white clouds with no definition and mizzle instead of actual rain. Every day during the week, we have had spectacular weather systems blowing through: hail, thunder and lightning, dramatic and majestic black clouds, torrential rain. As soon as I am at home, with my camera, it’s all white and mizzle. You have no idea how hard it is to get a picture of mizzle. A ‘mizzle’ falls somewhere between a ‘drizzle’ and a ‘mist’. I don’t know if that’s a real word, by the way, it just works.

So, after between two and three weeks, I think I shall have to resort to carrying my good camera into work or wait until there is weather worth shooting here at home. We always say that if you don’t like the weather here, drive a mile. It truly is that changeable mile-to-mile, some days. Just not at home, these days. I am postponing Week 23 until such a time as weather-worth-shooting and my camera are in the same place at the same time.

Onward:

Artistic: Sparkle! Shoot what inspires you this week, just make sure it sparkles.

I’ve been looking forward to this one. It falls directly into my desire to capture light and I’ve been trying to figure it out for the last couple of cameras worth of photos. The one thing this weather has done is made this one very easy to find. I call it Faery Dust Rose.

ISO 200; F20; 1/10; 24mm
ISO 200; F20; 1/10; 24mm

I’m proud of all the shots I took searching for this one, but I love this sparkle-dusted rose the most. I made very few adjustments to it, mainly a bit of contrast because when I converted it from RAW to JPEG, it lost some of what had made it most special. Luckily, I’m learning how to ‘develop my film’ with more accuracy.

Right, the sun just came out quite unexpectedly. Better go capitalise on it!

 

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