As August comes to an end summer feels like it has passed me by again. I haven't managed to fit in any day trips to the Lakes, long walks in the peaks or any early starts for photography. Seeing other peoples photos of a stunning cloud inversion with rainbow this morning was very inspiring to make sure I try and get out through the coming 2/3 months as autumn lands.
I spent yesterday exploring the woodland of Snake Pass with @h._b._ and @davemullenjnr of Instagram fame. I don't think I managed to take any bangers or even semi-bangers in the way of the photos but we did chat a lot about films and podcasts. This meant I spent (rhyme style) this morning finding new podcasts to listen to, mostly along the lines of interviews and talks with successful people.
It turns out the key to success is mostly hard work and taking risks of failure. Guess I'll leave the successfulness to others then ......
I did manage to sort a booking for an upcoming trip however which was counts as a successful day off for me.
I spent a couple of hours this afternoon exploring a new route from home to the shops around the beautiful green lanes of Lodge Moor. The trip mostly involved meeting cows, stepping in cow pats in mesh trainers (not nice) and listening to the Adam Buxton podcast for light relief from all those successful folk (not that he's not successful).
Things I procrastinated on today -
1- Going for a run
2 - Trying to source some sponsored accommodation or car hire for an upcoming trip to Iceland
3 - Writing proper blog posts with photos n that
Yet again I had thoughts of purchasing all the latest Sony gear for this Iceland trip as well today. Every couple of weeks I flip between committing fully to the Fuji system and lenses for the trip and seeing the Sony full frame as the best option for such a big trip to make sure I have the best gear. Let's face it though going to Iceland in winter there will be a certain amount of practicalities that come into play;
A - I could get away with 3/4 lenses with the Fuji system that are super sharp, weather proof (apart from one), and compact.
B - These lenses would be Zoom lenses which means less messing around swapping lenses during a freezing wind, or some light rain etc which is most likely in Iceland.
C - I love the Fuji
Another day not sticking to healthy eating with a takeaway curry on the way as well as now being very tempted by a beer.
Dan is a landscape & nature photographer from Sheffield in the UK.
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