Well, this was different.
I’ve never experienced a brownout here or anywhere else, for that matter. But, about 6pm on a cold January night, the snowy-sleet that had been lasting for at least a good six hours must have caught up to something, somewhere. We have solar panels, but we’re still tied to the grid.
Suddenly, the electricity was mostly out. Pretty much out… but a couple of lights would dimly shine if turned on (we left off), and few appliances blinked a “low power” message. We turned them off, too.
Well, we are “carry on-ers.” 🙂 It was a pizza night, after all.
I also grabbed my camera to experiment with candlelight and camera settings. Here’s a handful.
Photos taken with my Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Camera.
Bread by Candlelight
This loaf literally came out of the oven as the brownout started. Good timing.
Practicing with Candlelight – Greenery 1
Practicing with Candlelight – Greenery 2
Kitchen Hutch by Candlelight
Homemade Pizza Night Will Not Be Thwarted
In the Cold Wind: The Grill and Mr. Gordon
Safe Travels, Mr. Snowplow
All in all the brownout only lasted for a couple of hours. We were very fortunate. But, it’s a reminder that things are very fragile and taking something as “simple” as electricity for granted is never a good idea. Since this post is really about letting the photos tell the story, I’ll save the preachiness. 😉
I do need to really work on my understanding of camera settings because this photo below is taken with my “plain ol’ iPhone camera” and it’s pretty dang good.
Just a Quiet Brown(out) Night by Candlelight
Before you go…
Pop on by this post on seeds arriving and planting planning for a sneak peek of what we hope to be successfully growing in our gardens this season!