This is why you don’t want to be on the water while a thunderstorm is rolling through.
Below is a sequence of three, 30-second exposure photos taken over a course of three minutes during a thunderstorm in
Pay close attention to the time stamps below. In the first photo, notice the police boat (the blue line on the water) moving on the water.
In photo two they make the decision to turn around and go back.
Flip to photo three and see what happened to the storm only two minutes later.
Probably the best decision the captain of that boat ever made.
Two quick camping tips:
If you are planning on going camping this weekend only to discover there is a fire ban, remember that some areas are even worse so don’t get too upset. Also, don’t piss off your camping neighbour next door and they might do you a favour when the rangers come by.
Take a look at this crazy photo (shot by Andy Barrow) that my friend, Liz Burnside found while searching through Flickr for
She sent it my way and I did a double take when I realized that was a photo of me out paddling during a winter storm last January. I’m not sure where my friends Erik and Rob are but quite likely right in the middle of that mess. Click on the image above for zoomed in version of it.
For those who might be interested, I was testing out a new
This photo was taken here right up against the north wall of the Island airport in the Western Gap of Toronto.
Here is also a collection of photos that I took that cold day in January. My photos are not near as big looking as I was way too scared at the time to reach for my camera.
Top Photo credit: Andy Barrow
These tubers from 1953 were all members of the Seattle Tubing Society.
Clearly they knew how to have a good time and look stylish even on the water. I love the guy with the top hat way in the back.
From the 3.2 minutes of research I did on this photo it's the Sammamish Slough floating down to Lake Washington in Seattle.
Professional photographer, Burt Glinn (who died in 2008) shot the photo along with several others here.
Photo credit: burtglinn.com
I saw this tweet and discovered the most lovely little critter Otter (sorry nature lovers) I have seen in a very long time. Makes me want to pick him up, give him a big squishy bear hug and take him home to play with.
Thanks to @BoxyButGood for letting me post it.