Dunno whether anyone else has noticed it or even whether its affecting anyone else the same way but I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion that 2009, even this early in the year, is a year that sucks!
Aside from the obvious (the economic downturn blah blah blah) virtually everything else has either gone pear-shaped or is in the process of so doing.
I have to confess I’m getting a wee bit pee’d off with it. Is it really only March?
And on top of everything else I don’t seem to have managed to sustain my customary production of pics either. Not for the absence of desire or loss of interest I’d hasten to add. Just that I don’t seem to have had as much time available as normal… and when I do get a bit of spare time bugger me if something completely out of the blue doesn’t happen to encroach upon it.
On my way home from shopping today, having stepped off the bus and wrestling with getting the backpack on etc I glance across the fields and spot this rather pleasant sunset. Admittedly not as glorious as some past ones have been but nevertheless quite inspiring in its own softly stated way.
The sun dipping toward the horizon, not totally obscured by streaks of cloud, starting to silhouette a naked tree and beginning to cast a solitary ray upward to the heavens.
“Hmm” thinks I, “wonder if that’d come out in a pic”. No sooner had the thought occurred than I’m across the road, shrugging off the backpack and rummaging for the camera.
Within a few moments the effect had passed but in that time I’d managed to fire off a good dozen or so shots each with a slightly different setting or composition.
And here, for your delectation, is the one I finally decided (having got back home and inspected the results in Lightroom) was worth keeping. With the added, and totally unintentional, bonus of a few birds in flight…
Its little things like this that I find are tending to alleviate the general suckiness of the year.