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Call of a Cloud
Yesterday I walked into my home office to use the computer and caught a glimpse of a thunderhead, which surprised me because the sky had been clear only an hour before.

When I started jogging and bicycle riding regularly last August, I quickly learned that the best vantage point for seeing cloud formations to the north was at the far end of my route, by the house whose owner puts on a remarkable Halloween extravaganza every year. So I climbed into Old Red and drove out there for a look.

Because I now have a camera capable of telephoto shots, I decided to capture some of the detail in that wondrous cloud.

I'll miss the passing of the Monsoon more than usual this year. It has been a little wetter and wilder than the others I've experienced here. More than that, though, it has marked a metamorphosis in my thinking about the world. I suppose that's why I've been writing about it more than usual. Maybe that metamorphosis has made me into someone more willing to write unapologetically about what I love. Or simply the sort of person who documents the call of a cloud.

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elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: August 13th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
::wordless joy at knowing you::
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 13th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
::same back at you::

gpratt From: gpratt Date: August 13th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

After a tremendously shitty day

this post was what I was looking for when I logged in. Thank you.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 13th, 2007 09:07 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: After a tremendously shitty day

I'm sorry your day sucked. I hate when that happens. Hopefully something good will happen to make you feel better very soon.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: August 14th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I've been really digging the monsoons this year too. It's probably not quite as wet and wild up in Phoenix as it is down there, but the clouds and sunsets have been amazing.

What kind of camera did you get?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 21st, 2007 05:46 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I thought I'd replied to this. I wrote a comment. Anyway, I got a Panasonic DMC-FZA. It doesn't do well with low-light situations. But it feels good in the hand and has a nice Leica lens. Also, it does a nice job with auto-focus -- and keeping focus locked -- under most circumstances. I might have gotten a D-SLR, if I could have afforded one, but I couldn't. I'm happy, though, and can use this as a back-up camera when I do get a D-SLR.

Oh, and the Monsoon has been very nice, though it has taken a break this week, sadly.
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