Richards Ramblings

And the reality is

  No, don’t go to the countryside. No, really don’t go. The reality is you will spend hours wading arse deep in the mud getting soaking wet come back cold and tired and bemoaning the fact you went. I spend as much time dodging wind and rain as I do walking anywhere. Taking cover under trees that let as much water through as they stop. The constant shall I take a coat just in case is invariably wrong. I end up baking in the...
January 31, 2022 No Comments

Planning

    A new year is upon us. 2022 arrived not so much with a bang more of a whimper. Covid is still influencing what we can and can’t do. Having said this. It does not prevent us from doing different things and this is where planning comes in. Planning is the one thing that we all forget to do. This is not the minutiae but the grand scheme. Where will I go, stay, and photograph over the coming year? So, the maps have come...
January 24, 2022 No Comments

Winter

There is something indefinable about the winter. Everybody says “oh what terrible weather we are having” really? Why is it bad? What is bad about it? Supposedly cold wet and miserable I find Winter is anything but. The position of the earth already gives winter a massive bonus over summer with the position of the sun being so low in the sky it has that magical warm light. Along with this, there is the modelling aspect to it where the angle...
January 17, 2022 No Comments

Missing Something?

  I have come, somewhat reluctantly, to the conclusion that there is something missing from my photography. I am not sure what, but there is a vital part missing. The umph, the bit that takes it from ordinary to brilliant. I wish I knew what it was or how to find it, but I know that it is missing. This is not a case of going to a spectacular place and taking images because it is missing in so many other images I look at. Image...
January 10, 2022 No Comments

Over the Next Hill

  What is beyond the next hill, the next bend? What happens when the desire to see the beyond goes? I think the next bend and the next hill represent an expansion of our lives. The next hill can be something like the next major scientific discovery or the development of the self to move to the next goal. It is an important concept. Without it, our world starts to contract. The boundaries grow smaller, and it is possible that we...
January 1, 2022 No Comments

Effort and Image making

  I have a scrawled note in my pocket, hastily written while preparing for something else. It may have been written a day ago or several weeks ago but here it is.  It says, do you put all your effort into your image-making? I don’t mean hiking for miles to get to the best locations or your dedication to the craft of photography, but rather giving your all while you are there. Being totally in the moment when you press the...
December 27, 2021 No Comments