Looking through the window..
It was my intention to go out and take photographs this afternoon. Santa was very good to me this year and delivered a nice shiny new Nikkor 14-24 f2.8 super wide angle lens and I’ve been itching to test it but it has rained and rained and the rain keeps coming and if the rain has stopped for an afternoon, I’ve been unable to take advantage of those few hours of respite.
The ground is waterlogged, every drop of rain that falls runs off the land and into the ditches. From the ditches to the streams and from the streams to the flood plains of the rivers where developers have built houses because this was the only land available, or perhaps it was just cheap, meaning flood misery for thousands… In Cornwall, this isn’t so much of a problem, instead those deep depressions crossing the Atlantic, one after another, have whipped the seas into a fury and along with extra high tides, it has meant flood misery for thousands…
I’m lucky, the worst of it for me has been confinement to house or vehicle while pictures remain un-taken.. I thought I’d share my view of the world over the last couple of days. The first picture was taken from my lounge window. How sad the garden looks this time of year. Note to self, that wall really needs a coat of paint. The second, from my car, on location somewhere in mid-cornwall.. Such a dismal flat grey light..
On a technical note, I have been surprised and delighted with the depth of field achievable with this new lens. With the lens just 30cm or 12 inches from the glass, I have raindrops on the window and the trees in the far distance all in focus. Incredible.. Anyway, here are the pictures I have managed to take..
Oh and by the way, I’ve just built a new site, under my real name, for the purposes of creating a straightforward portfolio of some of my work. Your clicks (on the link below) would, as ever, be much appreciated. :)