At last, its happened!
It was only a question of time really I suppose, but it feels like I’ve been waiting for ages. For all the circumstances to be just right. And finally, today, they were.
There was I, in town. Early evening, but getting quite dark. Well, it would be, wouldn’t it? Its winter now. No tasks calling for my attention. Photo kit with me. Inevitably. And its raining!
I say again… its raining!
Wonderful! At last the opportunity for which I’ve been waiting ages. Shoppers scurrying by. Rain on pavement, reflecting shop lights. I’ve been so eager to try my hand at this type of shot you just wouldn’t believe.
And bonus… mate’s up for it as well.
So off we toddle, out into the wet winter evening to take on this next new challenge.
Couple of minor hitches. Firstly, although getting quite dark, and although there weren’t all that many pedestrians wandering around, I discovered it wasn’t really practical to use a tripod.
Mainly on account of the fact that we hadn’t brought one with us.
Nevertheless, we persevered. But the lack of a steady support served to emphasise the second little setback… which I only discovered pretty near the end of the session. That I’d somehow managed to accidentally switch off the anti-shake mechanism… without noticing. Bloody typical!
Consequently, trekking back home I was in a quite disconsolate mood anticipating that the entire session would have been wasted with not a single piccy to show for the effort.
But as its turned out I’ve managed to salvage something over a dozen that seem to be not too bad at all. Ok, not brilliant maybe, but passable.
And anyway, its all part of the learning experience!