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.


About Mark Winterbourne

A little about me … well, what can I say. I started photography back in 1979 when I was just 11 years old. I was given a 35mm SLR Camera by my late Grandfather as a birthday present. The camera was a Russian built Zenit EM and built like a house brick. Many of my slides on here are taken with the very same camera. My passion stemmed from my Grandfathers love of photography and in particular his fondness of the English Lake District. I will showcase his work on here in the coming months, but there are over 10,000 slides and I have quite a task ahead of me scanning them in. In the late eighties and early nineties I moved on to autofocus SLR’s and began to accumulate quite a stash of equipment. In between my full time employment and sleeping I started doing small photographic assignments for freinds, family and small businesses. In the early 2000′s I started using a digital camera and traed all my traditional film cameras in for more equipment. My Camera Equipment Canon EOS 20D Body BGE2N Battery Grip Canon EOS 50D Body BGE2N Battery Grip Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 EF-S Lens Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Sigma 28-105 F2.8-4 DG Lens Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Canon 580EX Speedlite Flashgun Canon CP-E4 Compact Battery Pack for 580EX I took an avid interest in aviation photography at the start of the 2000′s when digital cameras became more accessible. My enjoyment was taken up a level when I discovered I could mix my love of light & colour with aviation photography by taking photographs. In 1983 I suffered a head injury which was diagnosed as a brain tumour. LIfe soon returned to normal in 1984 but in the early part of 2002 things turned nasty and headaches and sickness returned. To date I dont have a surgeon willing to operate on me and struggle by day to day. You will find more about this in my blogs……. Nothing will stop my photography, not even this head injury….this blog reflects my day to day life as a person with an interest in photography….with a headache to match Hope you enjoy….please feel free to contact me, anytime

Posted on June 15, 2013, in Blogging & Wordpress. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Get this next week over and we’ll make that next date.For you to come over here.

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