It’s 16:45 in the afternoon and I’m sitting in the study writing this article. Outside it’s almost dark and the rain is drumming against the windows. In reality it’s pretty mild compared to the battering the east coast of the USA is getting from Hurricane Sandy, so my thoughts go out to you if you are from that region. I know there’s always a temptation to go out and get a great weather photograph, but is it really worth risking your life for it, especially if you are near the sea. Living near the coast as I do I have seen people nearly caught out as they try to get that great photograph. Waves can be unpredictable and the next one over the sea-wall or washing up on the beach can be the freak one that’s much larger than the others so far….and you might not notice it as you are too busy concentrating on your camera.
So stay safe and don’t take any chances.