Hurricane Sandy is roaring up the coast, and I’m just waiting for it to hit Virginia. There’s always anticipation waiting for a hurricane.
I lived on the coast of North Carolina for ten years and waited for many hurricanes. It’s a process. Securing all possible flying objects. Tightening the freezer for unlimited time without power. Making sure anything I need to do on the electrical end (wash, vacuuming, ironing, cooking, etc.) is complete before that unlimited time without power.
Yeah, I’ve been through it. I don’t sweat it. I know I’ve got at least another day -- unless it picks up steam.
So while I sit here and wait -- no way am I going to the store for batteries or milk. You know, I never understood the milk thing; if the power goes out, the milk goes sour. Anyway, while I sit here and wait, I decided it was time to make art. What better way to prepare. I mean, who knows, there’s the possibility of unlimited days without power and I know the computer will be dead.
Two weeks ago, I participated in Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk. On October 13, 32,000 people gathered in various cities and towns around the world and walked and shot and made new friends.
I chose one of the walks in the Richmond area, deciding on the Manchester area for the opportunity to create a few new black and white pieces. To my surprise, I ended up with more color than I ever anticipated. But what really excited me is I ended up with images that I could make into art
So it’s been a fun day waiting for Hurricane Sandy. With that, I’ll leave you to view the images of the Worldwide Photo Walk.
All my readers along the east coast, stay warm and dry and SAFE.
Happy Shooting! – Kerri