Sunday, January 11, 2015
You Can't Stand the Truth
The camera can be deceitful and not portray the whole picture. While setting the table for dinner I looked out the window which gives me such nice sunsets over the river and saw that we were going to have one of those broad-spectrum palettes from purples to red-orange as the sun disappeared over the edge of the peninsula. I grabbed my little camera and hurried out onto the deck and took the photo below.
Note the little bit of fog on the lense that shows how quickly the camera reacted to the actual air temperature. I had been inside all day hiding from the 27 F degree temperatures and finding plenty to keep me busy. I knew it was cold outside and I had no need to test that knowledge. To admit that it was a shock standing on my deck in the strong winds that whipped around my thin clothes as I tried to focus on this magnificent sunset would be a well-watered-down statement. My fingers were almost stiff by the time I returned inside having snapped only three or four quick shots. But to help you understand what the arctic air truly felt like, I added a gradient filter and created a more realistic photo below to show that this is what winter is on this evening!