Hurricane Sandy


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.

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6 thoughts on “Hurricane Sandy

  1. Patti Kuche October 29, 2012 / 20:33

    Very sensible words Mike! Authorities here are paying particular attention to the risk imposed upon emergency services as a result of the public taking unnecessary chances.

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    • Mike Hardisty October 30, 2012 / 00:42

      Some time back I watched one guy on the sea-front here trying to take photographs with a small camera. He walked down the slope towards the beach effectively putting himself lower and almost in front of the sea wall. Waves were crashing over the wall and filling the space behind him. One really strong one and he would have been in the water. Tried telling him but he just wasn’t listening, luckily he got away with a good soaking.

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  2. petspeopleandlife October 30, 2012 / 00:37

    Very wise words to the un-wise. I hope that all the photographers that have read or not read this post will listen to that little thread in the brain, known as common sense.

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    • Mike Hardisty October 30, 2012 / 00:43

      I hope so too. It’s too easy to get carried away and I mean that literally….

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  3. timethief October 30, 2012 / 03:21

    Thinking you and hoping you remain sensible and safe.

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  4. revdoug October 30, 2012 / 22:33

    So true.. I was at the beach last night taking pictures of the full Moon rising over Hurricane Sandy’s surf. Only three minutes after i too k this picture, http://revdoug.wordpress.com/ the ocean overtopped the beach. I left with wet shoes. I was lucky.

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