No, not my mood, although it's not that far off the mark given what's going on in the UK right now. It's just that I find taking pictures with Hawaiian lava rock so frustrating because it is as black as you can get and am convinced it sucks light from the environment. One nice thing about trying to take pictures of it is that you need a long exposure and it makes the water look so cool!
Anyway, after a sleepless night the other day I took a stroll around Coconut Island in Hilo and took this shot. It wasn't meant to be dark and moody but it's how it turned out I think!
Talking about omens (oh, was I?), just as I started typing this post there was a flash of lightning outside quickly followed by a long and quite loud roll of thunder. My mood went from just being normal to one of anxiety. Those of you who have followed my blog for a long time might remember that I used to love thunderstorms but after my house was struck several times I'm no longer a fan of them. I really feel I should put on some spooky music waiting for the UK government's CSR announcement and sit in the middle of my house waiting for that violent lightning bolt again!
It's actually very early in the season for thunder here - let's hope it isn't really an omen!
And there's another flash of lightning just outside my window. The cats are under the bed and I wish I could fit under there as well! Anyway, I'm off.