I’m a big believer in the saying “If you don’t go, you don’t get”, but I have to say, I’m as guilty as anyone for saying, “The weather’s not very good, I’ll not go this time”. But we all know that bad weather can be exactly the conditions that produce the most atmospheric images.
So, looking back to last Sunday morning, we woke to a most un-promising day with a dusting of snow and very high winds. However, by the time we were up and ready to go out, the wind seemed to have calmed a bit, so we decided to head for the Wolds. We didn’t have a plan, we just decided to go have a look see what we could find. As we headed south, it was obvious that the wind hadn’t abated at all and it really wasn’t a nice day to be out and about, however “we’d started, so we’d finish”.
Once we arrived on the Wolds, the weather was really wild and getting out of the car didn’t have much appeal. The gusty high winds meant shooting from a tripod was a non -starter, so it was going to have to be the odd drive by shooting from the car. However, the combination of the dusting of snow, the rolling hills and the colour contrasts combined with the textures were fascinating. So, what started out looking like a complete waste of time, proved to be a very satisfying and productive morning out and Janet came home with the shot of the day with her Winter Mosaic.
And it all server to prove the point, if we’d stayed at home in the warm, we wouldn’t have been able to add a few more images to our slowly growing Wolds gallery.