A flock of birds flying in the rain. Canon 7DMarkii, Tamron 150-600. ISO 1600, f/6.3 600mm
The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain--Henry Wadworth Longfellow
So here it is, almost a third of the way into a new year, and this is my first blog post. (hangs head in shame). Normally, winters are not bad times to photograph in South Louisiana. Our winters are mild to say the least. However, this year Mother Nature decided to give us a healthy dose of winter, by not only making it cold and rainy but giving us ice/snow storms (what passes for storms for us) not once but TWICE. Now for anyone unfamiliar with the Deep South, who laughs because we shut down at just the mere hint of ice in the atmosphere, let me just explain that the only thing we know what to do with ice is place it in a beverage. So needless to say, my photographic adventures have been minimal.
However, sometimes the universe shines down on you. When you can't get out into nature, nature comes to you. The picture above, while not great, did assuage my need to make photos a bit. The past few days we have been having an abundance of robins and these birds, which I'm told are in the raven family, in my neighborhood. This was across the street from me. I took this from my front porch. Everyday around mid day, these birds fly throughout my neighborhood for about an hour then they move on to who knows where. There chatter is loud and beautiful.
It hasn't been all bad waiting out the dreary winter months. I have been trying to use the time wisely, by exploring various post processing programs as well as increasing my photographic knowledge through various online tutorials. So when the sunshine decides to be my friend again, I can hit the ground running.
Until then, I will just let it rain. :)