Sunday, 26 June 2011

Ring Rust!

Photographing wildlife as well as giving me great pleasure can also leave me with a great sense of frustration.
With this in mind, I wasn't expecting much from my first trip out with the camera in a very long time and I must admit I was very rusty!
It's easy to forget some of the basic rules when you've not been playing the game and today was a very hit and miss affair.
My predicament wasn't aided by me forgetting to take a tripod and having to get by using a 500mm lens handheld.
For this 'comeback' outing I decided to play safe and visit a small pond a few miles from home which I know is a favourite haunt of a Grey Heron...A bird that some of you may recall is a favourite of mine.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy New Year!

Apologies for being 6 months too late and sincere thanks to all who have contacted me and encouraged me to post during my inactivity.
The main questions people have been asking is what I've been up to and why haven't I been taking photographs...
Well the simple truth is I just haven't felt like it.
Without trying to get all deep and philosophical...
For me, my photography is a form of escapism and it gives me opportunity to wander off on my own and be alone with my thoughts...I find a great peace being alone with nature in some isolated place.
In recent months, I guess I haven't been at peace with myself and therefore lost my motivation.
In the last couple of weeks I've started to become interested again...I've been looking at the work of other photographers and I've been trying to come up with ideas for a project that will hopefully inspire me to get back out there.
Thanks once again for your well wishes and support...Hopefully I'll have something new to offer very soon.
This is after all a photography blog, so I guess it's only right to leave you with a photograph.
I don't think I've shared this one before...
It's a sunset which I titled 'Last Light at Lyme Park' and I was fortunate enough to win the Talk Photography 'Trees' competition with it last year...