The weekend has been and gone. The issue with balancing a full-time job with being a photographer is finding the time to get out. It sometimes feels that there is no balance at all, the full-time job consumes the majority of time............ Needless to say, it does pay the bills at the moment.
Any way, having watched all the daylight pass throughout the week Read More
Sooooooooo, the wife has had endless trouble with her big toe nails as a result of walking with her socks pulled up too tight. This has been a constant excuse for her not to go out walking. This had to change....... We got her into the Podiatrist last Thursday and finally had the left one removed. This was somewhat counterproductive given my desire to get her out and about as she is now off her feet for 6 - 10 weeks, I've told her its six tops! This has also back fired on me somewhat as I have now Read More
We awoke to my iPhone alarm at 04:30, it was set at this time for us (me) to wake in time for civil twilight, the blue light you get an hour or so before sunrise. Like all mornings when I have to set an alarm, i need at least three to go off before I'm ready to face the day. So, we eventually woke, packed the sleeping attire away and by this I mean we threw our sleeping bags etc to the back seat, started the car up and headed off. The plan was Read More
I mentioned in my previous blog about the need as a photographer to get up early to capture the majestic sunrises. In this adventure there was a need to leave in the early evening and travel the 188 miles to Glencoe in Scotland.
So, it's Friday 4th August 2017, It's raining here in Penrith as we load the car up with all my Photography gear Read More
One of the things about being a Landscape photographer is photographing the Sunrise and Sunsets. However, this comes at a cost, a cost to our sleep. Especially this time of year with the ridiculous Sunrise times of 05:04 in the morning. This was compounded by the two and half hour drive to Lindisfarne.
This meant the wife and I getting up at 02:30 (should have been 02:00), throwing everything in the car, including Percy the Sprocker Dog Read More
Well, what can I say........ Not only was I asked by my brother to be his Best Man he also asked me to take some photographs. This posed its own issues with regards to logistics around responsibility, do I pay more attention to best man duties or, photographer duties........ keep the lenses etc... safe or the rings. Needless to say it was near on impossible to carry out both duties perfectly so, something had to give Read More
So, over the next couple of days I'll be checking my kit and packing it all up ready for my week away with the family to the Lake District where my real passion for photography all started. Currently the weather is clear with plenty of snow on the fells so I'm looking forward to some good clear conditions but, you never can tell in the Lakes....... The rain has a habit Read More
Today's exploits with the camera gear involved a trip down to the coast with Sarah, Keyhaven in fact. This is just over an hour from base and it felt like a summers day driving with the heat up in the car and the beautiful sunshine and clear blue skies. This did change a little as we stepped out of the car, Read More