Heavy Weather Warning

This shot of the dawn on April 3rd served as a warning of heavy weather on the way.  A massive cold front blew in that afternoon and by nightfall the rain had started.  It has just now cleared up.  Our rain gauge shows 3 inches and this was on top of an already saturated ground.  That’s not all.  We’re under a possible frost warning tonight.  It’s almost as though Winter decided it didn’t want to completely wimp out.  Breaking out the shorts was a bit premature.  Needless to say, the camera’s have been in the bag.

The particulars: Nikon D7000, 18mm, f/13, 1/13, Spot Metering, Manual Exposure.


My wife has taken pity on me having to pay to get slides commercially scanned and digitized.   She’s wrapping up an
Epson V500 film, slide and photograph scanner for my birthday.  I know, its not a surprise!  I’n not a big surprise guy.     Wrapping it is her way of keeping me from using it until after the official birthday day.   She has rules.   She’s checked out reviews on line and tells me its the best there is in a reasonable price range which can run into the thousands of dollars.  I just read a review in PC magazine which gave it two thumbs up.  I’m looking forward to getting it.  I have lots of slide archives and as I may have said before, I still take film shots from time to time, mostly of landscapes.  I’m one of those nuts who hasn’t completely gotten over film.  I’m sure the new Nikon D800 would more than whet my appetite for full frame shots,  but at three thousand bucks, it’ll have to wait either until a ship comes in or until a birthday in the next life.  For now my Nikon F100 has to be my full framer.  And I tell you, with a roll of fuji Velvia 100 in it, the color is nothing short of magnificent.  The scanner won’t get here anytime too soon though.  I have a box of 35 slides just back from fujifilm ready to be digitized.  Stay Tuned.  Same time, same station.

One thought on “Heavy Weather Warning

  1. A command performance on this shot! The colors dance in the sky….

    As for having to wait until your birthday, that is something worth the wait. You will appreciate it more having to wait until the big day! Good for your wife. 🙂

    I had to do that for my big lens…which was my Christmas, birthday and retirement gift! It was worth the wait as well…

    Hey, I’ve got an idea for you…Just make your Nikon D800 your Christmas, birthday and everything else gift for next year! Can’t do it this year though because of your special scanner birthday treat….:)

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