We took a break from Asturias, in northern Spain to celebrate Belinda’s birthday. We didn’t travel far, just to the neighbouring region of Cantabria. We had a list of 3 beaches to visit. Camping in the van was a challenge, the weather was brutal – cold, rain and strong winds. And it’s supposed to be […]
This morning we escaped the rain – by heading underground! We climbed down to investigate some potential pictures in this cave system on the north spanish coast. We gathered some good ideas but the trip was cut short as both our head torches started to fade. They must have got accidentally switched on in the rucksack overnight. […]
Time to ditch the App? Today we expected the worst but the reality was very different. A rainy afternoon inside or a spot of sunbathing at the beach?
I left John on the beach, cursing to himself – in particular he was all hot and bothered about a band of thick low cloud that had just arrived as the sun was rising. I headed back up to the van where we had camped to make breakfast. The sunrise looked pretty good from where […]
Tread carefully – there’s another world beneath our feet. The evening light was poor but we were mesmerised for hours by these network of rockpools. There were hundreds of sea anemones, star fish, sea urchins, fish, crabs and even a shy octopus.
We try to arrive on location a few hours before official sunset. It’s a time to relax and plan the shots. But more often than not, this calm preparation ends up being interrupted by last minute frantic changes – hurriedly clambering over rocks, swapping lenses, re-adjusting the tripod. As the light quickly changes, so does […]
We sheltered in a cave from the rain, a bit fed up with the weather, sunset looked like being another ‘grey one’. Perhaps the 5am wake-ups were taking their toll. A few moments later, as I’m setting up the picture, Be turns towards me – “Look at all the gannets out to sea, there’s loads […]
Belinda is famously possessive of her binoculars. Even though I bought them as a surprise christmas present, I’m rarely permitted to use them. If I take them without consent, I’ll be guaranteed to receive a stern look. However, I remember last year as we watched an otter swimming in the river close by, she passed […]
I said “You’re not thinking about going up there, are you?”. John “No, I’m just going to look over the other side, I will be back in a minute”. A few moments later I turned around to see this. That dot on the cliff top is him. I should have known.
In many ways life has become a lot more simple. We now concentrate on two things. Preparation and hope. We prepare for the hour slot at the beginning and end of the day. We hope this time brings something special to capture. But lately it’s been all or nothing. Thick dark clouds with no colour […]