Project: A picture a day for a year
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.