Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ABC Wednesday: O is for an Overcast Day

This past weekend, Taipei was again overcast.  For two days, the sky was totally gray.  These were no ordinary overcast days.  A weather front brought the sand storm from Mongolian highland of Nothern China to Taiwan within two days.  There were not enough time for the rain to clean the air.  The particles in the air were three times from previous highest record.
  
What to do on an overcast day, go take some photos of mountain stream.  The dark sky allowed me to use slower shutter speed to record the waves.  Both photos were taken using shutter speed at 2.5 seconds.  I have to use mirror up function of the camera with a remote cord and tripod to keep the picture sharp.  If you are someone like me of a certain age, carry certain amount of weight, use a telephoto lens and stay on the dry pavement.  This river has taken many lives.

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22 comments:

Denise said...

These water photos are delightful. Grey days can play their part in some very beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing them.

J said...

I think I remember the weather you're talking about! It certainly was gloomy, but I'm glad you got such great shots out of it.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous water shots! and Overcast a great word for ABC Wednesday! Thanks for sharing these!

Mara said...

Wow, great photos, especially the second one. The water looks really fluffy!

Reader Wil said...

Awesome photos! Thanks for telling about this sand storm. I think I don't like them at all. That's something we don't have here although sand travels far. We once got dust from the Sahara over here. Carowners noticed dust on their cars. Thanks for visiting!

RuneE said...

I enjoy that kind op pictures of running water. I'm trying to master it myself...

PS Thank you for the pleasant comment - it has gone well so far!

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful shots !
We could feel the coolness of the water

LiBeReJo said...

awesome pictures:)

Martin said...

Photos are good. Overcast day is good, too...

I do my best to keep out of the blazing sun here...

gaz said...

lovely shots. love the flow.

mine’s here

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I love your photos of the water.Amazing!

Carol said...

Great capture of those waves...I like overcast for for some things also...good "O" choice...

Granny Smith said...

If given lemons, make lemonade - which you have done so beautifully here.

naturglede said...

I love your photoes. Have a fun abc:)

Karyn said...

Whatever the reason for the overcast day, it sure helped to make some very beautiful photos!

Joy said...

What a beautiful effect you have created, especially the second one with the contrast of the water with the rocks.

Tumblewords: said...

Superb photos!

Gordon said...

Great photos and thanks for the information on how you took them. I hope one day I will capture something as beautiful.

Paula Scott said...

Beautiful!!!

kRiZ cPEc said...

terrible sand storm...take care.

shu said...

Taking a day off to rest and read your photo blogs. :-) Sis

Nadia Mendes said...

So beautiful pics! They are amazing!
What an Overcast day can do!
One Hug from Portugal, Nadia

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