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Monday, October 22, 2012

October surprise

The phrase 'October surprise' has been used in the US to mean some news item that isso influential that voters will alter the way they intend to vote (in early November).  I don't talk much about politics here - there are plenty of places one can find that sort of talk - but I like the expression.

We had a big thunderstorm move through.  Thunder, lightning and even some hail.  This is quite unusual for October, but it's kind of welcome because it means the air is warm enough to create a large local storm.  We take the good with the bad!  Both my boys were on the front steps enjoying that warm air.

F Number5.5
Lens ID-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length34.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 68.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/20
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire


  1. While I always associate storms with cooler weather. Because just before they break, it gets very, very, very humid and hot here.

    1. Oh, good point Hilda! It is the same thing here, but at this time of the year, the unbearable heat is only 70F (21C). That is quite warm for an October afternoon. After the storm passed through, the temperature dropped to about 60F (15C).


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