Wicked Weather Wind & Waves

Yesterday the April Nor’easter covered many lawns with snow inland, while here at the coast, it was wildly windy and soaking wet.

I saw the water crashing off the rocks from my kitchen window and got excited. I loaded a card, wrapped my camera in its rain sleeve, me in my hooded raincoat, and drove down the street with a big towel in the car and some lens wipes.

It was windier than earlier in the day and hard to hold onto my camera with a 100-400mm lens plus extender. The plastic sleeve flapped around and the wind blew the rain in all directions. NE 23 with 47 mph gusts when I was out around 3pm. The waves were rumbling and the scene blue and gray save for the clear green lifted from the waves.

Swells set up in Popplestone Ledge at the end of Shore Road in Magnolia just south of the famed “Norman’s Woe” Rock. The surf was lively and the seas strong at the shoreline. I shot south, straight out into the waves, and caught others from the side as the spray flew up into the air.

It was exhilarating like a quick ride, but too misty for my camera and me to stay out long.

I tried some in black and white and like that the focus is on their texture and action rather than color.

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