There has been more colour sneaking into my galleries of late – it is hard to resist when a morning looks as good as this though.
It has been one of those frustrating periods where the will to get out and take photographs has seemed increasingly elusive. Waking up early though whilst staying in the Lleyn Peninsula this past week, it looked like the morning would break spectacularly so I quickly got up and grabbed my gear. I’d taken a few photographs to capture the best of the colour and then decided to move on hoping to be able to photograph a rock formation I’ve been trying to reshoot for a while but getting the exact tide has proved beyond me so far. Looking around though I saw the waves catching this other rock formation in a way that I thought was really attractive and so I set up and was reminded of the the enjoyment of being behind the camera again.
My wife was surprisingly OK when I mentioned I was after a new companion to keep me company on a daily basis. She probably knew before I did that the time was coming where a new camera would enter the household – the companion I wanted was to help eradicate those moments where I’d remark “if only I had a camera with me”. Until now I’ve been getting by using my mobile phone, there are some very good cameras on mobile phones but sadly the one on mine, the otherwise very good Moto G, isn’t amongst them. So the search has been on for a little while for a compact camera to fit the bill (n.b. I know I could have upgraded my phone but I wanted to keep the separation).
A continuation of my pipeline series.
It was one of those weeks, some great weather, stuck in for much of it. So on Friday night I got in touch with my friend Charlie and we headed out. This is fast becoming my go to ‘low tide’ location. Sometimes photography can be a source of frustration as the conditions aren’t right or you chase that elusive photograph. Sometimes though it’s just beautifully relaxing – the weather is right and you just lose track of everything else. This was one of those good moments – it helps it was warm, I was paddling in the water it was a reminder why photography is so important not just for the output but for the process itself.