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It was one of those mornings where you just don’t want to go out. I’d lain listening to the rain on the windows for what felt like hours and it was still coming down. Each time I thought about going out with the dog it seemed to get heavier. Eventually I decided it was time to go, it wouldn’t be so bad when I got out there. I collected my camera an other stuff and off we went. I knew it was madness taking my camera but I had to get a shot for my 365 project and I had two ideas and I wasn’t going back out later, not in this.
By the time I got to the end of the lane the rain has eased off and as we wandered onto the Old Hills I could see hints of a blue sky in the distance. We kept going and it started to brighten up and the sun came out. Now I was glad I brought my camera, the drenched landscape was stunning in the autumn sunshine. The raindrops on the trees were glistening like Christmas lights. I’m still playing with the Lensbaby Plastic Optic which added its own magic to the shots.
The next blog is from Birgit Franik
As I was on holiday today I had more time to go for a walk. When the Severn is in Flood it is most dramatic at either end of the village. Today I planned to walk to where I was yesterday, to see how much the river had risen and then along to the other end to see what it was like there. What a difference a day makes !
The river had risen so high that not only could I not get to where I was yesterday but I had to double back on myself and take a different route to get to the other end of the village.
Today on my lunchtime walk I wandered down to the river. Its probably the third or fourth time I’ve been down there since we moved to Callow End. I knew there had been a lot of rain over the last few days and that the ground is sodden, but I didn’t expect the river to be as high as it was.
Being stuck in lockdown and not seeing friends, family and colleagues makes getting outside for some fresh air and exercise really important. Occasionally I combine my walk with work calls where I can talk and walk at the same time but today I went out at lunchtime and took my camera. The aim was to get a shot for my Lensbaby 365 project. January is turning into a mini project of 31 days with a Sweet optic. Today I had the sweet 50 optic on my camera.
As we prepare for the next storm to approach and are braced for flooding across the country its amazing how much water was around and how wet and muddy the paths are after some overnight rain. I also came across an interesting old iron gate and an unusual sculpture.
This is the third weekend running the UK has had weather warnings for rain and high winds as storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge sweep by. Much of the local countryside in Worcesershire is sodden and many towns on the banks of the Severn have been flooded. Although not far from the Severn we are safe from the floodwater.
As you can imagine I’ve seen lots of photos of flooded areas on social media and they begin to lose their impact. For this month’s blog I’ve stuck with water as a theme, used my Burnside 35 and had a play with black and white.
To follow the circle see what Birgit Franik has been doing this month.