Be Prepared

One of the great things about being self-employed is setting your own schedule. Knowing I had two shoots this weekend, I decided it would be acceptable if I cut out early today and take the increasingly bored dog down to the beach for a late afternoon romp. And I brought a camera. I don’t do this often enough. I’m at this beach, which is an 8-minute walk from our house, a few times a week and it’s hard not to take it for granted after a while. But it’s really a spectacular place to have in our backyard, and today was beyond spectacular! It started out with these ominous clouds and this amazing pink glow coming up from behind Cushing Island.

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Then there were some flurries of very large snowflakes. THEN this crazy pink vortex thing formed over near Peaks Island.

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This caused me to say out loud, “Jesus!” That doesn’t happen very often when I have my camera in hand, but when it does I’m very glad because it means something really mind-blowing is happening with Mother Nature and I actually have the tools to capture it. Too often I’m staring out the window thinking “I should be out shooting” and by the time I get out there the incredible rainbow/sunset/what have you has disappeared. I was very pleased I was prepared for a change so I could share this with you all. Isn’t it cool? If there are reports of a spaceship landing on Peaks Island in a pink tornado-like cloud today, I would not be in the least surprised.

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