I am really tired of storms, and need to take a short photography break. I have been exploring another photographer that my artist friend, Leslie White introduced me to, and I am enthralled with her work out of Australia. She is Kirsty and her work is here. I have been “stuck” on “storm watch” for too long now. So here is my first offering:
I have driven by and photographed this Morro Bay landmark so many times, but I’ve never been quite satisfied with it. This day, a few weeks ago, the light intrigued me, so I stopped. I waited as the couple walked into my view and saw this …
One of my readers took the original, adjusted highlights, midtones, and shadows in a photo software (he or she didn’t say which one) and came up with this much brighter version, so I’ve replaced the original. The reader said it took all of 30 seconds, so this is something I need to add to my arsenal! This is much better
*ROADS UPDATE*: NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON CLOSED LAST NIGHT BELOW LION’S CREEK ON THE COASTAL SIDE DUE TO MUDSLIDES, PER TWO LOCAL RESIDENTS. IT IS NOT YET LISTED ON THE COUNTY WEBSITE.
This afternoon’s NOAA update: “AS OF 2:20 PM PST SATURDAY…SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT….A STRONG CELL OVER FAR SOUTHERN MONTEREY COUNTY…AND A FREEZING LEVEL DOWN TO 4000 FEET IN SHOWERS…MAIN WEATHER THREAT THROUGH THE EVENING WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR SMALL HAIL. SHOWERS WILL GREATLY DIMINISH AFTER THE TROUGH PASSAGE WHICH IS STILL SLATED FOR BETWEEN 5 AND 8 PM.”
I can tell you that even though my thermometer says 50, it feels more like 30, with the wind. 3 pairs of socks, a heavy head scarf, two sweaters, and a pair of knit gloves. And when that doesn’t work, I crawl under the down comforter!
NOAA report: “DISCUSSION…AS OF 8:30 AM PST SATURDAY…SHOWERS TAPERING OFF THROUGH THE DAY. UNSETTLED WEATHER RETURNS STARTING MONDAY NIGHT/TUESDAY….EVEN THOUGH TIMING IS NOT NAILED DOWN FOR NEXT WEEK THERE IS GOOD AGREEMENT FOR TUESDAY ONWARD THAT WE WILL RETURN TO AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN AS MULTIPLE SYSTEMS MOVE IN FROM THE PACIFIC ALTHOUGH NONE OF THESE UPCOMING SYSTEMS LOOK EXTREMELY STRONG AT THIS TIME…SEVERAL ROUND OF RAINFALL ON ALREADY WET SOIL COULD LEAD TO SOME HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS.
My blog titles are getting a little boring, no? I’ll come up with something better tomorrow … maybe. It started raining down here around 3 am and rained until about 8 am. I got a total of 1.65 inches, for a season total of 46.5. I highest season I remember recording was over 90 inches. I really do need to find all my old calendars!