…………………….Yes slightly weird to say sunset on the east coast, nonetheless given Norfolk’s unique shape in the UK there is a small strip of coast where you can watch the sunset over the sea, so you can theoretically watch the sunrise and sunset over the sea with a short trip along the coast. During the summer we made such a trip to watch the sunset with our friends and I had the opportunity to take some lovely photos.
With October comes the cold weather, rain fall, wind, shorter days and everything that makes me want to crawl under the duvet and hibernate away from the world until warmer weather brings fractionally less pain.
It is however important to remember that even on those bad days there is unexpected beauty, today for example, whilst we watched Heroes in a Half Shell, Rainbow Dash did a flyby
I spent the day yesterday with my family and some of our closest friends (or some of the select group of our friends we consider to be family). This gave me the opportunity to take some photos of some of my favourite subjects, the magnificent creatures that inhabit our planet, if only my images were as lovely as these look in real life.
Today we helped our 3 year old with homework – well home learning as they call it! I haven’t done this justice though as I have to say I think it was a good thing as a)it is not compulsory b) it is not marked, c) it does give you some really good pointers for things to talk to your children about and d) it feeds in to the classroom learning for the following week. We were speaking about how colours blend to make other colours and the first signs of Autumn.
Today we put part of the wheelchair together and my wife struggled to get me through the gate at Becketswell. From there we took some photos of our LG in and around the trees, and I noticed an engraving on a bench my LG was jumping off, something I had never noticed before. I wonder what the link to Wymondham is?
After her first full week at nursery we treated our LG to lunch with mummy at Whitlingham Broad. We had stunning views and beautiful colours as we looked over the broad. The birds swimming, the blues of the sky and water and the greenery surrounding everywhere. It will soon become full of autumnal colours
It has been far too long since I have had my camera out and taken photos but today a trip to a local Zoo was the ideal opportunity, my favourite animals are on my sister blog Seachy Waffles On I have decided on here to share one of my favourite images of the day. Watching the Giraffes being fed for the first time (previously the lift has been out of order) I managed to get this image of the Giraffe and their extraordinary long tongue
Today we held a community picnic at KHM to highlight the importance of the area to the community, something that the local Town Council (well about 3/5 of them) have underestimated. The picnic was a huge success, with excellent theatre (I will share a separate blog about them in due course) culminating in balloons being let off to float away and see how far we can spread our #saveKHM campaign.
This evening my LG excitedly started shouting Balloon, Balloon. As my wife looked out of the window and she was like oh yeah a hot air balloon. I said have I got time to get a photo, I’ve been wanting to get a decent one now for months, she laughed and said if you’re quick – the common response in my household.
I am so pleased to have captured these images of not only the balloon, but the flames too
Today I was best man for my brother from a Scottish mother and it was a brilliant day from the start with a foot long sausage and bacon baguette from Pratts Butchers to dancing in my wheelchair at the end. The ceremony was lovely with the bride looking stunning, my wife (one of the bridesmaids) amazing and beautiful in a dress for once, our son a groomsman and daughter a flower girl who is very cute. The bride and groom were very happy and we had buckets ready for the mushiness 🙂
The setting was beautiful and much laughter and merriment was had by all. I even managed to get a few laughs with my speech!
I am trying to work my way around the many skilled photographers I am coming across on t’interweb (sorry it’s a localism as we’re in the sticks in Naaarfolk according to much of the UK) so to have access to blogs worldwide it truly is amazing, awe inspiring and slightly overwhelming. I realise I have a lot to learn about photography before I can call myself anymore than an amateur snapper who occasionally nails a lucky shot. For example I still need to learn how to add my own copyright mark on them (not that I think I have produced one others would steal but hey you never know, I might be in the right place at the right or wrong time such as the man who photographed Iron Maiden landing recently), and having a point and shoot bridge camera with some self programming function I need to learn all about the meaning of and understanding behind changing the ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture. Trouble is it is difficult learning new things when I take so much pain medication. Understanding changes to, or developments in things I’ve learnt in the past is OK, learning brand new things, very, very difficult. Me thinks I need a local disabled friendly photography club as I definitely learn more through practical application than reading, I have tried many times and still do not get it! Any hints or tips on the above greatly appreciated
So it is perhaps a combination of a good eye, a seated position, good timing and a little dumb luck, along with some editing at home that I can capture images like this on days out.