Planning when and what to photograph is not my strongest point. I’m more of a let’s see what comes along whilst I’m out today. It’s this lazy attitude that forces me to scramble for my camera bag at times when I should really be concentrating on other things But there are some moments in time just cry out for some photographic attention.
This was the view that I caught my eye out of my office window yesterday morning. It was around 0800 and not long after I’d done the commuter run, fed the chickens and settled down for my breakfast.
The way the light shimmered through the clouds first caught my attention and then when I looked at the bigger picture I was struck by the cloud formation, the blue sky and the sheer enormity of the sky.
A closer inspection of the clouds showed the sheer multitude of formations.
There was also a gentle mist blowing through the trees. All this emphasised the magic of the moment.
The picture changes completely with the blue sky peaking through.
This one gives a greater sense of movement in the clouds. It’s all in the composition.
This is the view when I turned around left. A brighter sky was showing through and a gentle mist blowing over the trees.
The thing I love most about this photo extravaganza is that I didn’t have to even move off my front porch. Admittedly I was standing on a table to try and get a view over the fence. It’s quite humbling to think that these magnificent morning skies were peaking in over my front gate.
Many days MT says to me take the camera with you to the station and then you can stop off somewhere and take some morning shots. And every morning I think that would be a good idea and then don’t. Usually because I’m hunting down the car keys or checking if the car is frozen over. But deep down I think it’s because planning for photography isn’t my strong point.
I do however make a special effort when there is something that catches my eye to stop what I’m doing and capture the moment. I am really glad I did yesterday as this was the start of what turned out to be a beautiful winter’s day. It was cold but the sun was out and a mini breeze. Enough for me to load up the washing line for the first time in a while.
Once again I realise how lucky I am to be able to live the moment through photography and grateful that I live in such a beautiful setting that does justice to nature at work.