Four Seasons in One Day

Several fortunate things happened on Thursday.

First (and what turned out to be the most important), I decided to wear my glasses. Grey clouds dominated when I looked out the window in the morning. Surprisingly, it’s easier for me to see on grey days when I wear my glasses with transitional lenses — there’s not as much squinting, as contacts make greys more intense and sunglasses are no help.

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Sunset at St. Kilda Beach

Some color and light appeared when I stepped through the doorway with all my gear (a change of clothes, second pair of shoes, lunch, notebooks, laptop, and camera) for my work after I was finished as a teacher’s assistant at the school. The sun lit up the hills near Otago Harbour. A small blue patch showed sky’s attempt to break through the colorless clouds.

Otherwise, Dunedin and the Pacific Ocean were grey and flat. Continue reading

A Wildlife Photography Hack to Make Your Life More Exciting (With Video)

For years, we’ve groaned about the changing of our clocks twice a year. It messes with our systems and causes sleep deprivation. The sun sets far too late or far too early.

Yet, for wildlife photographers, this biannual ritual can lead to some cool pictures.

So.

Embrace Daylight Savings Time. Continue reading