I pre-ordered the Fuji 70-300mm in December, and it arrived today. By the time I had gotten home however it was pretty much sunset and I didn’t quite have the will power to get up and go for a walk, so I settled for a out of the window shot of the wind turbines in the distance.
The weather forecast wasn’t great for today as I went to sleep last night. So I set my expectations low. I woke up, and the sun was just about to rise – but there were loads of clouds rolling in. I decided to not bother running out (which was my gut instinct). Instead I made a cup of tea and watched some YouTube videos.
I stood up to make a cup of tea and the sun started to stream through the window. Excellent! So I ran to grab my camera, tripod and a floaty dress (the shot in my PJs might not have been quite the same), and here we are.
I’ve tried to go out and shoot twice today, but each time it started raining. So I’ve taken that as a sign and have stayed with this photo for today!
We’ve been trying to get out for weeks and go for a walk, but the weather has either not been right, or we’ve had something on.
So this makes this little snowdrop the first official photo of 2019!
Back to work blues has set in, and I’ve had a headache both evenings when I’ve gotten in. Today it was particularly bad and this abstract shot was all I could manage
This afternoon (late afternoon!) we went for a little walk – just for an hour or so. We went to Eckington Woods and it was lovely and warm, but there was a definite coolness in the air. The light was lovely ^_^ and some leaves have started to turn, but most of them are still green… for now!
For my birthday my mum and dad, kB and kB’s mum and dad put to and have paid for me (and kB) to go on holiday to the Isle of Skye. It’s an 8+ hour drive from where we live to Skye and so we’ve broken it into bits; stop off at Loch Lomond on the way up, stop off a Bambourgh on the way back (admittingly this is a rather large detour). We set off this morning at 7am, and drove up to the hotel we are stopping in at Loch Lomond. The drive was a nice one, I particularly enjoyed the A66, very pretty countryside on both sides of the road. There was pretty much no traffic the entire journey, but we did see pretty much the whole range of weather; sun, wind, sleet, rain, rainbows…
After we got to the hotel we had some lunch and then set off to find the tree. When I was looking for things to do at Loch Lomond I stumbled across a picture of this tree and knew that I wanted to shoot it myself. So off we went, and it turns out that the tree is pretty much in the car park. It’s rained a lot so the Loch is really full so the water was really far past the tree. It was really, really windy; but luckily the rain had just about stopped whilst we were there. It’s pretty much chucked it down the entire time we’ve been in Scotland!