When you’re just over half way through a holiday and you’ve lost all sense of time and day.
This was the image that I thought wasn’t going to work out. It was rather difficult to know where to stand so that the camera focused on my head. I then had to move to get the motion whilst trying to end up with my head in the same spot so that it remained in focus.
I had two other shots to fall back on if it didn’t work, but then, when I looked at the on the PC and started to edit them I rather liked this one. The shot that I took that I thought would be “the one” was the one I liked the least.
Strange how these things work out!
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I had a lovely day planned; visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park in the morning, hair dyed in the afternoon… Which all fell through when I realised I had to wait in the house all afternoon (12 – 4) because a man was coming for the annual boiler service! So not only did I have to cancel all of my plans – I had to wait in the house for 4 hours with no working internet! :-O
I get a bit cabin feverish when I feel like I can’t leave, and today I was like a caged animal. It would have been better had I been able to take a photo in the morning, but with the promise of it clouding over (it was sunny in the morning) I knew I wanted to try and hold out to get to the woods and shoot a shot I’ve had in mind for months now. Besides, maybe the boiler man would come at 12…
I did the food shopping in the morning and then kind of paced around in the house until 3 when the boiler man arrived. By this time the weather forecast had changed to heavy rain at 4; so I was trying to mentally persuade him to hurry up. At 330 he was gone so I grabbed my pre-packed bag and tripod and drove to the woods at the bottom of the road. Drove. Somewhere which would have taken me about 5 minutes to walk. Lazy? Maybe, but it most certainly did look like rain.
At the woods I set up, giggling at how daft it all was and what on earth would I say if someone came across me, snapped the shots and at what I presume was exactly 4pm…. It started to rain. I quickly dragged down the rest of the props, packed up and dashed back to my car (wherein it is was 4:05).
So in the end, I got what I wanted once I knew I wasn’t going to see animals and dye my hair, but I feel like I’ve done nothing all day.
Plus I’ve had a headache all day 😦
I love autumn (or fall). I’m pretty sure I’ve said this at least 3408320482309 times, but once more can’t hurt, right?
There is nothing better than a bit of heavy mist to start off your morning, especially when the sun burns through it for a glorious sunrise. It’s just a shame that I had to go to work, and wasn’t somewhere more scenic… Having said that unless I was getting up before dawn anyway I would have missed it, so swings and roundabouts I suppose!
Misty autumnal mornings for me are just magical, and we seem to have had lots of them over the last month. I promised myself that I would get up earlier ‘just in case’ but it never happened! Until this morning when I saw it was misty and magically managed to chuck myself around the house and be ready in 5 mins, giving me 10 mins spare to go and take a photo. I suppose it’s quite lucky that there is this patch of grass next to my house. When we were looking for houses it was a bit of a negative (maybe kids would hang around there and be drunk), but it’s turned out to be pretty useful for my photos, and over the years it’s been used as a go to place when I want an open space with trees in the background.
What did make me laugh this morning though was as I was setting up and frolicking* around a man came to walk his dogs on the field. He was stood there kind of looking at me, then I turned to do something with my camera, noticed him looking at me and he walked off – I guess his dogs didn’t need walking that badly after all 😉
*I realised last night that for some reason whenever I’m with my camera I kind of run on my tiptoes and half skip. Like a crazy lady.
This morning my good friend Mr H got in contact with me and asked if I wanted to go anywhere. We decided on Brodsworth Hall as we weren’t 100% sure on the location of our other idea and didn’t want to spend all day walking around in circles trying to find it! Mr H is very kind to me, and he always offers to drive so as to save my legs ^_^
You can find Mr H’s flickr photos here. Where there are a lot of gates as he is aiming to find and shoot 365 gates!
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Today I was woken up at 6am by the rain. It was so heavy I wasn’t sure I would manage to get back to sleep. I did though (unsurprisingly!) and when I woke up it was still raining. It rained pretty heavily all day and there was a thunder storm too. After tea it cleared up and it was sunny with clear skies!
I decided I wanted to get out, as the internet was still down (boo!) and I hadn’t taken a picture yet. So out we went, counting slugs as we wandered down a path at the local nature reserve. As soon as I set up to take a photo, a big insect came and start sucking my blood! Just my luck, although this year I’ve done really well with not getting many insect bites. Last year I was quite literally covered in them.
Anyway, the internet seems to be back up now but it’s too unstable so I think we’re going to swap to another provider.
In totally unrelated news though I now fit into the shorts I’ve been trying to squeeze myself into for the last two months! 😀 Still got another 2 and a half weeks before the festival so going to carry on with the exercise and what not, but I had a nice time prancing around in them this morning 😛