We are heading the wrong way…..
Another week where the cameras stay in the bag, the memory cards remain untouched and the great British Summer is just around the bend. This is just not cutting the mustard is it? I am well and truly fed up of drawing blanks when it comes to ideas. Don’t get me wrong here….I am by no means far short of ideas its more a fact that the ideas keep getting interrupted by the weather. Saying all this, as I sit here and type the sun comes out and the black clouds race across the horizon. If only they would do this in about 45 minutes as the sun begins to dip below the horizon. No way Jose, It aint gonna happen….recent weeks have all proved that as the evening draws to a close all the clouds chose to dissipate and leave a completely clear and bland sky, far from a photographers dream.
I really shouldn’t whine, I have had a busy schedule and found little time to just “nip” out and grab some photos. I was hoping to make the most of early mornings and late nights but it just isn’t happening. If you miss the early morning slot there is always the chance of doing it again in the evening. However, if you meet the morning slot and fancy a stab at the evening one as well that’s when the tiredness kicks in. In full clout too…. Burning the candle at both ends is not a great idea. It’s a bit like jet lag with added pzazz. I’m just not going there.
So how do I cure this small ailment of photo starvation? I know what I wont do….head to the local water feature and just continue shooting where I left off. It’s such an easy way out. It’s so local, so photogenic yet so mundane. It’s very difficult coming up with new ideas when you have about a whole Lightroom Catalog with about 8000 images just from the said location. You name it, sunrise, sunset, daytime in summer, daytime in winter…rain, hail, fog.. I have been there and done it. With no reason to return. But I do. So what choices are laid before me……hundreds, thousands, all waiting for said shutter to click. Just not as easy as you might think….
I will find another avenue, it may take time, but it shall be discovered. Meanwhile, I will do what I love and what I do best….Which is, be at home with my beautiful wife. I don’t think for one minute she will complain.
Anyway, I got so much more blogging to do, I don’t know why I’m complaining. Currently there are 12 “Draft” items in my blog.
I will shut up and carry on.
Thanks for reading folks, as always.