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25 October 2021

The morning after the atmospheric stream dipped low into Northern California, our view of the Pacific Ocean looked like this.

The Morning After. Nikon D300 with 18-200mm Nikkor at 70mm (105mm equivalent), f5.0, 1/250 second and ISO 200. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

Frankly we were glad to see it had weathered the storm. We barely had.

Living in the saddle between Mount Davidson and Twin Peaks, we get strong gusts during a storm. And they cause a lot of damage.

This time we lost the oldest and longest stretch of fence on the property. And the variated trumpet we planted after one of the first storms we went through here. It was around 18 years old.

We cut it up today, making a small pile of wood. You've seen its flowers in one slide show or another and that small thing mattered to us as we dug up the roots in the late afternoon.

In no small way the essential task of photography and any art is to inject into the world a little more beauty than what naturally occurs.

Our photos of the trumpet did that. Gloriously.

And as the day broke this morning, our photo of the Pacific after a storm tried to do nothing less.

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