Longfellow once penned “…Into every life a little rain must fall.” But this is January in South Texas and this weekend “rain” was replaced with “ice pellets.”
Saturday morning’s wake-up included looking at my phone and seeing “Sleet Starting Soon” displayed on the screen. This was somewhat expected–the weather forecast had included frozen precipitation for this weekend from very early in the week. All day Friday the message boards along San Antonio’s major highways proudly displayed a warning that ice prevention measures were being taken on the roadways and to watch for the crews that were trying to prepare for the coming weather in an attempt to keep the major arteries open. But seeing those words on the phone so early in the morning was the final nail in the coffin that was this weekend’s shooting chances.
So instead, the weekend was spent working the backlog of old images, doing logistical prep work for a couple of long trips this spring and summer, transforming a Raspberry Pi into a low-power file server, and watching playoff football. Not bad work if you can find it.
Hopefully next weekend will provide me with better shooting opportunities. I feel like I’m behind and the year is only 11 days old.
About the Image:
I could have brought out an image from the Iceland archives, but instead I went with an image that I worked while the weather outside was frightful. And besides, he had an icy stare. Shot with the Standard Gear, the camera settings were ISO 400, 1/100 sec at f/20.