Wandered into town on a bill-paying expedition… an exercise not particularly designed to put me in a positive frame of mind right from the start.
Raining constantly so toyed with the idea of grabbing some daytime “rainy day in the town centre” shots to complement the evening ones of last week.
But parting with lumps of money did few favours to the marginal enthusiasm I’d had for the idea and mooching around the town looking for the “ideal location”, getting progressively colder and wetter, killed what little enthusiasm remained.
Nothing for it then but to head toward my “home away from home”, the Bear pub, and console myself with several mugs of coffee.
And purely to justify having lugged my camera kit around all over the place, well, I had to fire off a few mandatory “Bear shots”. Nothing terribly exciting though… fast running out of things to photograph there (just to add even further to my depression!).
However, things started looking a bit brighter on hooking up with another photo enthusiast whose recently joined the select ranks of my Flickr friends. So I amused myself for a while (before leaving for the trek home) by taking some shots of his camera.
Oh, I nearly forgot… as there seems to be a neat little photo enthusiasts’ clique beginning to congregate at that worthy establishment (the Bear, just as a reminder for those who can’t hold a thought in their head longer than two seconds) I suggested to the landlord that maybe he should think about forming a sort of “Bear Camera Club”. Must say, he didn’t seem too impressed by the idea though. Can’t imagine why!