Katia's stormy weather

by Helen Hooker September. 12, 2011 5558 views

The last remnants of Hurricane Katia hit the UK overnight with rain and winds of up to 80mph in Scotland and northern England. It??s been less dangerous here but still very windy. By mid-morning the sun was beginning to peep out from behind the clouds so I took a trip up to Goodwood to see if I could capture a windswept photo of my favourite tree. The biggest challenge was keeping my camera still enough on the tripod but I found if I stood between the wind and my camera that seemed to help. I used a couple of ND filters to slow my shutter speed so I could capture some movement in the tree??s branches as they waved in the wind.

Click to enlarge - it's worth it!

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Camille 6 years ago

beautiful and dramatic shot

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Brenda Nelson 6 years ago

Isn't this the gorgeous tree that you've posted before? I surely hope that it isn't damaged by the winds! A great shot of the wind's movement in this usually-serene setting!

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Jarvo Laysell 6 years ago

Wow - brilliant movement.

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Marsha 6 years ago

Those clouds do look ominous! Made for a beautiful shot....I can see the wind in the tree!

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David Swatton 6 years ago

Cool result - you don't see pics of trees blowing in the wind very often

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David Cardona 6 years ago

Nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

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Josy 6 years ago

It's perfectly made a success Helen. We really have the impression that certain leaves float in the wind! Bravo !

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Kecskemétiné Nelli 6 years ago

Wow, feels like Wuthering Heights...

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Mark 6 years ago

Excellent composition.

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Ann Garratty 6 years ago

Wonderful picture Helen, I love the motion in the branches. We are being blown away in Bedfordshire today as well

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Eiram Marie 6 years ago

This is a beautiful picture, Helen! Truly dramatic!
We had a terrible wind last night here too...maybe some Katia cousins?

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Marc Van Staey 6 years ago

WOW great photo well done

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 6 years ago

beautiful shot! it has the feeling of a painting

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