Project:  A picture a day for a year

February 22, 2015

About a week ago I got a new camera. I’ve been taking a lot of pictures since. With inspiration and encouragement from Debra Beck, an old UW friend, I’ve decided to work on the project of taking and posting on this blog a picture a day for a year.

To be realistic, I know I may not be able to post every day, but rules for myself are that I must take a picture a day…either with my Nikon or iPhone, then post as often as possible.

Here’s my first effort, poor as it may be in illustrating what I wanted to show, canyon winds.
It’s kind of hard to tell much from this picture, but the wind is really blowing the branches of this pine around.  I need to learn how to show the motion I want to capture without ending up with one big blur.

The canyon winds occur when a front crosses the area from the east or northeast.  The front  moves across the high plains and bumps up against the Sandia Mountains.  Looking for an easy  route through the mountains, the winds find Sedillo Canyon and pour down it.  Today we have had gusts to over 63 mph with sustained winds about 40 mph.  This puts all our bushes and trees in a frenzy of motion.  That’s what I wanted to capture.  I hope by the end of this year, I’ll be able to.

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Author: mastout

I'm a writer and poet who dabbles in photography. I'm interested in many things and love to learn new stuff.

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