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I really want to try to get some more landscape shots in next week whilst I’m off. I seem to have got the hang of the ‘quick 5 minute shoot before work’ and I think I need to broaden my horizons, so to speak. Can’t remember the last time I shot a landscape… Possible at Easter when we went to Thor’s Cave?
So, this Christmas holidays are here! No more work for two whole weeks! woop woop!
Today I went to visit my grandad who has been poorly but is now out of hospital. I had decided I was shooting this shot, but I didn’t anticipate my grandma having a much better teapot that I had brought with me, so I abandoned mine and went with hers.
On the way home there was a glorious sunset but I was driving and the view in front of the sunset wasn’t inspiring so I didn’t snap it. It has made me want to try for sunsets whilst I am off though! ^_^
The sense of adventure in misty mornings
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.
Topsy turvy world
The Comfort of Home
Today I have another stupid headache. After work I had to drive to pick some things up from the shops, and I just wanted to be home curled up under a blanket on the settee with a cup of tea.
Instead of spending my evening like this I am going to attempt to go swimming instead. Because that’s the most sensible thing to do when you have a headache…
Of the captivating colours of autumn
Of unpredictable days
200 // 365
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 😛