Today was a camera day. Actually a 245 picture day. Of course, in the end they boiled down to about 100, and there are still some I need to delete, and I have become better at deleting. I really see that there is no point in saving 10 almost identical pictures. But the selection process takes time...
Anyway, Sigve went to Stord this morning for bloodtests, and before he left he took Isa out for a short walk, so I got up a little later. Right from my first glance out of the window, I kept my camera close by all day. The lake, that froze over a couple of weeks ago, is now also covered in snow, and this morning, in the soft light of sunrise, frost smoke was drifting over, making light, shadows and patterns change all the time. It was so mesmerizing I kept running out on the deck, and from window to window to get the best angles and views.
Thursday visits to Stord hospital are nearly always quick as all they do is draw blood for the tests, and then he comes back home. He never needs to talk to doctors there. The nurses are also getting better at dealing with Hicky, his Hickman catheter. In many cases Sigve has had to tell them what the procedure is. To their defense, Hickman catheters are not that common, but we know they have followed up patients wearing them before. It requires special, sterile treatment, and of course that means having all the equipment lined up before starting. Up to now there have been two nurses, one sterile, and one who could go and fetch whatever they had forgotten. The nurse today was quite proud about the fact that she coped with it on her own.
I had to run some errands, and since Sigve still has to avoid crowded places, I usually do them on my own. (I know, to say that Bømlo has crowded places is an overstatement, but there may be more that 5 people at the grocery store!)
I finished just around sunset, and while driving home I saw that light and fog over the lake again, and I just couldn't resist it. I took a walk through the cemetery, finding motifs there too.
There is a path below the cemetery, along the lake, with a view to the other side, and with my new 200 mm lens that distance is no problem.
I like the effect of flash photography in the dark, illuminating the foreground details, and leaving the rest invisible.
The wrought iron gates in daylight when I arrived,
and in the dark as I left.
I am so grateful for my camera, my computer, my iphone and my ipod. I know, I am a total gadget freak, but they have become very important parts of my life, letting me record and document daily events, and enabling me to keep in touch with friends all over the world.