Thursday after work, I walked myself home and on the way I took note of the weather. It was overcast, drizzling rain, and there was virtually no wind. Until I made that observation I was imagining myself and my book – reunited and enjoying a hot dinner.
These are the IDEAL conditions to photograph wild flowers.
- The clouds cast over – help bring out the deep colours of the flowers. You’ll find the images are more rich and saturated on these days.
- The rain drops add a little magic to the photos (I’ve heard of some photographers just bringing a spray bottle with water to enhance their work – but as of yet I’ve never been tempted with this trickery. Instead I wait for days like this one).
- The wind lacking – will help you take sharper image.
I hurried myself upstairs and changed from my dress into more appropriate warmer clothes. Topped myself off with a rain jacket and put my camera in my backpack surrounded in a plastic bag (note to self invest in a camera bag for the love of god).
The images throughout this post were taken in these peak conditions…only a couple of days ago.
Now that it’s the weekend I’ve been out and about moving my little legs and enjoying a cruising pace – but I’ve got things on my mind. Nothing major except I’m overwhelmed by the endless possibilities of what to bring/pack/cook/bake/preserve? for our camping trip next Wednesday. We’ll be out for a week – and I am exploding with ideas but cannot pinpoint what I really want to pack for food or more rather – what can I bring that will last – and be easy to prepare.
Of course I found one of these cutie pies too. It’s a young Opisthoncus polyphemus male.
Mike is away – so I’ll be getting everything ready before he lands. We’ll be up early and away so I’ve got to sort out what’s on the menu.
For those of you whom enjoy camping…
Do you have any go-to meals that you make while you’re roughing it (no fuss kind of stuff)? I’d love to hear any suggestions that you love.