Sunday, 10 July 2011

Day 215

We've had more wild weather today, after a very wild night, with gales, torrential rain and thunderstorms. We don't get many thunderstorms here, but whenever we do, it's always during the winter, which seems very odd, as in the UK they're a summer phenomenon.

One advantage of all this wet weather is that we've now got some water in our tanks, and, after priming the pump, in our taps. We still need to be incredibly stingy with water, otherwise we'll run out again before the track gets repaired and the water bloke can come and top us up. But it's great to be able to have a shower again, even if we do have to limit our showers to no more than three minutes!

In celebration, I thought I'd try a 'frozen water' shot using my new 50 mm lens. I fancied having another go at a shower head shot (which failed last time I tried it due to the slowness of my f/5.6 kit lens). However, in the interests of saving water, I thought I'd better shoot a dripping tap instead!


  1. Wow you got the drip for as long as it could be before it became a drop.

  2. Thanks for the comments, folks. I really appreciate them.

  3. You could not have captured this more perfectly Helen!
    Amazing timing, and I am so glad you are enjoying that lens.
    It really is a beauty!