Into The Storm

As I sit inside, sheltered from a much-needed storm outside, I think back to a few weeks ago to some similar weather. I was sitting with my book, listening to the rain as I received a message from a friend, asking if I was safe inside. Just as I was responding, I received another, similar message.  My phone kept going off as more and more people wanted to me sure that I was not braving the storm to take photos.

Now, I was intrigued. Should I be out shooting? I pulled out my laptop and started checking social media local news, and my police scanner. Sure enough, there was flash flooding reported all over the area . How could I be expected to stay inside when there was this much news to shoot? I rushed to waterproof my gear for the rain and headed for the door. Fortunately, most of the rain had stopped by the time I headed out the door to see what I could find.

 

I’m not sure if it’s genetic or learned, but journalists seem to lack the self-preservation instincts that drive most sane people away from danger as opposed to toward it.

Bentleyville Panoramas

Wedding prep and work has been keeping me busy, so I’ve got no small backlog of things that I need to post. These photos here are from a family trip to my ancestral home of Bentleyville, Pennsylvania.  Both of my grandparents on my mother’s side grew up there and many of my grandmother’s family still lives. The area is absolutely beautiful with its sprawling hills and miles of woods. I do regret accidentally leaving my 24-70mm in my other bag with my 70-300m attached to my camera body, making wide shots difficult. I think I was able to make due with my 50mm.