Archive for January 2012
Having had a full English Breakfast last sunday, and watching as the rain gave way to glorious light, I decided that a second rarity would take place, we would go for a family walk. This was met with mild enthusiasm from Julie my partner and a total rejection from the youngest member of the household whom had only just surfaced from the duvet.
Despite her unusual protests (normally Rosie jumps at the chance of adventure) and after a series of “do we have to, where are we going to go, I have been round those wood’s loads of times, I don’t need to see them again…………..” You get the picture, we set of with no plan, A flask of hot chocolate, a camera each and enthusiasm, on my part any way.
After a short while and family chit-chat suddenly I found some flowering gorse (I know it’s January) I decided to try to get some images. The girls suitably unimpressed carried on walking, as I cursed for not putting the Macro lens in my pocket. Out of the corner of my eye a lichen covered post started to draw me ever closer as I studded the possibility of making an artistic image. I needed to find a way to get as close as the short zoom lens would allow. The more I looked the more possibilities came to light.
After a good hour I decided to try catch the girls up who by now had disappeared out of sight. After only 200 yards I found them both lying in the undergrowth photographing the frost on fallen leaves, and having much fun looking at the different patterns the frost had formed. They also were cursing at the lack of a macro lens. Finding some interesting frost Patterns we then carried on to the ridge over looking Lochness and poured ourselves a hot chocolate each, and taking in the view our young protester announced I love being out here its just so wild. Was this the same girl who left the house with us. The one that moaned belligerently for the first 300 yards.
I had to agree as much as I love taking images the just being there, seeing nature in all it’s glory is by far the best part and as I pointed out it’s just a case of making the time and effort to do it. As in life sometimes to do nothing is by far the easier option. But then our inner-self and well-being suffers.