We were up and out just as the eastern horizon was starting to show signs of brightening. It was a lovely clear night so I was all set for a wonderful sunrise.
We walked up to Byland Abbey. Tawny Owls hooting us on our way. I couldn’t find the little blighters but it was good to hear them.
Someone thoughtfully left the gate unlocked. They must have known I was coming! Both these images have had a real seeing to and shove. I found a new toy in Elements 9. Colour Variations. For those that have the software go to Enhance>Colour>Variations………….It does some amazing things!……….Not necessarily good but definitely different.
The weather is on it’s way…………………………….
These are GRIB files and are free as is the software. This is computer generated weather, covers the whole world and is surprisingly accurate. The blue bits are precipitation and the wind arrows fly with the wind so westerlies and south westerlies on these charts. Wind speed is indicated by the feather bit. Each long bar is ten knots and a short bar is five knots, so an arrow with two and a half bars indicates twenty five knots of wind. If you want it in MPH then times by six and divide by five. That’s near enough. Remember this is average wind speed and gusts can be twice the mean.
Enjoy a day of calm and try not to get blown away tomorrow.
All images will enlarge. If you want these files then just Google GRIB.US. Make sure you get the free one, some companies charge. It is easy to navigate but not intuitive just e-mail if you have any bother.