Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Seeing the Wind

Heading towards the canals in Newport tonight, I realized the light was fading so I threw the camera on a tripod and set it for a long exposure. The tripod just barely fit on the trastolini boards in front of me. As always, I took a whole bunch of photos and only one was worth a second look.
When I cleaned it up a bit, I saw what I'd always known was there - the wind.
You row in the wind long enough and you get a sense for where it is and the path it is taking. It leaves ripples and lines on the water but usually not enough to show clear patterns. You have to learn to "read" the water. But with a long exposure they come out, clear as day.

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