Well, that week happened! And between ex-hurricane Ophelia and Storm Brian, I went and missed my weekly travel theme. So here, almost a week late for last week, or more optimistically, a day early for next week 🙂 is what has caught my imagination this time – how to capture windy weather in a photograph. There are things that harness the power of the wind, like this massive wind farm at Tehachapi Pass in California…
… and things that fly in the wind, like this kite high above Seattle’s Kite Hill…
…and these flags marking the spot where three countries meet at the Dreiländereck on the borders of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
There is the ocean’s response to wind, like these waves hitting the rocks at Coney Island…
…but my favourite windswept photo is one I captured the day after Ophelia made landfall here last week. After a day stuck indoors it was such a joy to get out for a stroll on the beach and fill our lungs with fresh air, even if the winds were still pretty intense.
Are you ready to throw caution to the wind and create your own interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Windy
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Watch out for the next travel theme which will come out next weekend
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Winds are advertisements of all they touch, however much or little we may be able to read them; telling their wanderings even by their scents alone. – John Muir
a wind has blown the rain away and blown
the sky away and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand. I think i too have known
autumn too long – e. e. cummings