In cold weather, I’ve been known to wear two pairs of gloves when going out shooting. However, any photographer will know that this really isn’t practical! Not to be a total girl or anything, but I always get really cold fingers…..
…..So, my day started out with Ian showing me how to use my new Zippo handwarmer ———->
He bought it for me the other week, to take out with me on days I’m shooting in the cold….and when it’s not in use, I stick it in my pocket to generate heat and keep me warm
One of the things I wanted to do more of this year was head out with my camera, and just be…..
……go wherever the mood takes me
…and get lost in a world of my own
I’m not really into taking wildlife shots, but this squirrel caught my eye
It’s been exactly 4 weeks since my last
play camera day! I had planned on going out every couple of weeks, but I suppose not everything runs to plan….
Last time I went out, I decided to go urban….out of my comfort zone. Today, I felt like a nice meander in the frost, so I stayed organic and headed to Dunham Massey.
I love it there. When I was a kid, my parents used to take me, and I used to roller boot up and down all the paths!
One thing I wanted to learn more about this year, is landscape photography.
Today gave me a chance to play around….
….but it also gave me the chance to get some of my favourite detail shots
….and blow areas of them out
I think these are my favourite shots of the day….
I love a bit of lens flare!
On the way back to the car, there were two swans just lazing around…..
I let this guy get hissed at and spat at first, and then I figured it was safe for me to move in and get my shots!
For some reason, back at the car, I decided I wanted to try and get a self portrait. The first one was out of focus, as I had focussed on the tree’s behind me…..
…then my remote was having a hissy fit and it either didn’t set the shutter off…..
…..or it went it off as I started to walk back to the camera!
I switched the camera to manual focus, and semi-guessed where I would be stood! …..you can see how unimpressed I am!
….and then the shutter didn’t go off again – until I went to investigate of course!
As if I don’t like being in front of the camera as it is!
…..The look on my face says it all!
….I really don’t know why I persevered!
……finally I gave up as the remote was being so temperamental. It was like it had a mind of it’s own!
….and just for the record <looks at clock>, 9 1/2 hours later, my handwarmer is still going strong!Filed under: Personal, Personal Ramblings, Photography