Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait
Carrying two cameras may seem strange, but that’s how I got this shot this morning. I wasn’t even sure I was going to post something for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, since what I look like means nothing, but I came up with this idea today while walking around in the fog, and I mean that literally. We are socked in with fog here in my area today with some drizzle from time to time. Anyway, before I go on about the weather, here’s the photo.
I set some napkins down on the ground first to protect my Canon from the dampness, then used the self timer to shoot this as I was taking pictures of the fog.
The Winter Solstice is tomorrow, our time, actually just after midnight. It has been a good fall and early winter in some respects, a bit warmer than average, with a lot more sunshine than average. We get around nine hours a day of sunlight here during December, and we typically average just 18% of possible sunlight due to lake effect clouds most years. We are way above that 18% this year, and I’m loving it! Now the daylight hours will be getting longer until next summer!
We haven’t had any snow to speak of, I think we are under three inches for this winter season. There are years when we get more than that everyday for weeks on end when the lake effect snow machine kicks in. I kind of miss having some snow, and I feel sorry for all those who want to go skiing or some other winter activity that requires snow, and of course Christmas won’t seem quite the same if it isn’t white around here. But, all in all, I would rather the weather be like it has than to be on the other side of average. 🙂
I’ve been on a bit of a tear lately as far as getting some really good photos, at least I think they’re good, if that doesn’t sound too boastful. Not only did I get the really good photo of the great blue heron, but I have some more that I have to sort through before I decide which ones to post, but here’s a teaser, a wild rose bush that is somewhat confused by our pleasant weather.
Maybe I am so shocked at seeing green leaves in December that I think the back-lighting setting off the green and reds of the leaves and thorns makes this a better photo than it really is?
Anyway, that’s it for now, thanks for stopping by!