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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Monochrome

The weather was awesome this past weekend so I decided to go to Wilmington North Carolina to walk around and snap some photos. It is about an hour away from where we live and it is very photogenic, has plenty of excellent places to eat and to top if off they were having a St. Paddy’s festival.

Well it turned out that the festival was rather small and that I am not that great at street photography. I guess that means I just have en excuse to practice more. So the trip was kind of a bust. I did get some delicious ice cream from a place called Kilwins. Some of the best ice cream ever. I was introduced to it while living in Maryland and am glad they have one in Wilmington. I also had a delicious steak at The George which is a nice restaurant right on the river that is dog friendly (just so you know). However dinner made me miss Nancy because I was eating alone which I have not done at a real restaurant in a long long time. The view and weather and a pint of Guinness however, aided in lifting my spirits.

I do have one photo that I decided might be worth sharing. It is of the Cape Fear River Bridge. I used the in camera HDR function that the 7d mkii has because I was curious and am still learning all the features it has compared to my old SLR. Generally I am not a big fan of HDR but after some quick editing and changing to black and white I thought it wasn’t too bad. Let me know what you think and as always thanks for stopping by.

Oh and next time I will take Oshie and do a little Golden Wilmington Portrait session ha-ha.

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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

Come On Mother Nature…

If you remember I recently commented about how wonderful the weather was over the weekend. The temperature was reminiscent of a beautiful spring day. The air felt fresh and there was a nice slow breeze. The sun was shining and for the first time in a while the yard was not a mud pit.

Fast forward to today. While it is still warm outside (something like 74 today), the weather has quickly turned from beautiful to ugly and even downright mean. We have multiple weather warnings for eastern North Carolina ranging from Tornadoes and high winds, to flooding and hail.

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Tuesday evening after a walk. Cloud cover rolling in.

The weather slowly began to change starting Sunday yet it still wasn’t that bad. There was maybe a light drizzle of rain here and there coupled with the sun poking through the clouds. The temperature¬†has stayed warm and the yard for the most part has remained dry. When Oshie and I woke up this morning it was again raining very lightly and the wind which had been non-existent was really starting to gust.

Around 9:00 or 10:00 am the news outlets and radio began to warn of possible tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and sustained wind up to 70 MPH. I am not worried about the rain, wind or even the possible severe weather. In all honesty what I am worried about is my poor pup and how bored he is going to be stuck inside during this crappy weather.

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Oshie is happiest outside no matter what conditions are

Oshie always seems so bored when he is inside. He truly seems to be the happiest when he gets to roam free in the yard. He has seemed even more bored/depressed since Nancy left for Norway and so I have done my best to give him plenty of time outside despite the weather constantly being uncooperative.

So…hopefully this severe weather skirts around us or just doesn’t happen at all. I mean the weather man is wrong quite often.

Come on Mother Nature. Do us a solid and give us another few days of gorgeous weather. Thanks!

 

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