I went out a few nights ago, just flying out the door with no regard as to the actual temperature. Hindsight I “should have” looked. Yes, I was dressed in THE COAT, but not warm enough. No longjohns. No double gloves.
I was just SO excited to get some shots of Christmas lights, I didn’t “think”. DUH! By the time I returned home, I was frozen, my legs cherry red, my face as well, and my hands…..oh Lord! Hurting to the extent I was talking outloud……”OH, Amy! You are a total I D I O T! How could I have NOT looked at the temperature??”
It was 20 degrees, wind blowing.
I had my fanny pack to hold my CD player on around my waist under THE COAT, but because it created a buldge, under the coat, the wind whipped up under THE COAT. Brrrrrrr…….my butt was cold. Darn!
Every time I took my gloves off, bare hands. Oh, way not smart. My hands became so cold I wasn’t able to turn my camera on. You talk about pain? OH! Let me tell you cold BURNS!
I had to THINK, (better later then never) how I was going to take my shots with my gloves ON. I opted for cradling my camera in my hands with my gloves on, camera turned on. Now, to try to depress the shutter with big bulky gloves on when I was ready to take a shot, hold my breath, and stay absolutely still, not possible. I was shiv-v-v-v-v-v-ver-r-r-r-r-r-r-ing because I was so c-c-c-c-c-c-old.
Yet, I persevered, thinking of YOU in order to give you some twinkly Christmas lights. I did my best, I really did, but, as you will see, the pictures (most of them) came out blurred. It actually made for a cool effect, so instead of deleting them, I am showing them to you.
I hope you enJOY my display of twinklies, even thought I froze both my butt and hands. (sigh) What a possessed photographer won’t do! Hey, when ya got the bug, let me tell ya, it don’t matter ya just gotto take those pics! GRIN!