With Sarah back at work, we finally had some time to go out together on Saturday morning. Watching a procession of cars skidding and sliding along the road outside our house, we decided to leave the Landy on the drive and go for a walk around Choppington Woods. First though, there was an icicle that had been developing steadily over the last two weeks and should have made a good image. Unfortunately it was above our bedroom window so required an uncomfortable, and potentially risky, manouvre.
The start of the interesting icicle can be seen along the branch on the right of the image. In total it was over 2 feet long, and dangling above Sarah’s car…
The first golden light of the day began to selectively illuminate some of the trees around our garden, so I took a quick shot before we went to see if we could find the same light in the woods.
Sarah has, for some time now, been the guinea-pig for the ‘how to take your camera off auto’ approach that we’re employing on our beginners photography courses this year. It’s a good job we’re both so relaxed about things, as a teacher-student relationship between husband and wife has so many potential pitfalls
We found that golden light that we were searching for and, as photographically beautiful light often does, it offered just a few seconds of opportunity.
As we continued our walk, finding tracks of Red Fox, Roe Deer and Otter, Sarah decided to turn her hand to portraiture. Now, I’m much happier behind the lens (and I’ve photographed quite a few weddings, and more baby portraits than I care to remember) but this wasn’t too bad an experience.