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Monday, January 16, 2012

What does wind look like?

We've had two days of very strong northwest winds — 20–30 knots with higher gusts.  Bodega Head is one of the windiest places on the West Coast.  It's a challenge to consider how to represent wind in a photograph.  (Of course, there's nothing like feeling the brunt of it in your face, or almost being knocked over by it!)  Here are a few photos showing the interplay of wind, waves, and light.

And just when I thought the wind was too strong for a bird to fly into, a Peregrine Falcon comes into view, stroking powerfully upwind.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i believe falcons, dragonflies, and swallows are the last to be put down by the wind - that would be after small children and adults fall over !! c