Richards Ramblings

What AM I doing?

In just over a week I will be starting the asscent of Mnt Kilimanjaro. The highest free standing mountain in the world. On one hand It is a really exciting time, after all who would not be excited at climbing to the roof of Africa and all the challenges that it will bring. On the other however there is a huge degree of anxiety. Let me explain further. This is no simple summer walk up a mountain. This is a seriously high Mountain at 5900...
February 12, 2019 No Comments

A New Year

2019 Came in with a bit of a bump. Not for any other reason than I realised several months of intense work and 2018 was over. Everthing I had set out to do, not done, all the things I had to do, you know the ones, they pay the bills etc, done and completed. Both Cameras languished in my bag gathering dust as the months rolled by, even this site got left, I forgot the pass word and had to call on expert help to get it back. What changed...
January 22, 2019 No Comments

Onwards and Upwards

The place, Littlehampton more specifically Rustington Travelodge. The time early-ish. The sun was just coming through the curtains highlighting all the little holes in the fabric. State of mind, happy but tired as it had been quite an intense chat the night before. The M27 was closed and rather than taking the hour it was close on 2 to get back from the far side of Southampton, and the birds were letting loose with their morning get lost this is...
May 12, 2018 No Comments

Why?

Sat here, now, in the dry and in the warmth of an all but brief burst of sunshine it is easy to forget how much we go through in Landscape Photography. The rain, snow, fog wind and cold all prey on our stamina, as well as our mental toughness and it, could be all too easy to sit inside and moan. However, when we are out in the weather, and let's face it the best images come at strange times of day and in the seemingly most inclement weather...
April 27, 2018 No Comments

Passion

I want to write a little about this. I used to watch an American artist use the phrase Promoting Passion as her theme for all her youtube video's and I watched them trying to understand what she was talking about. Yes, she was very passionate about her subject and her craft and produced some outstanding images but what was she really talking about. I am passionate about music, I love the skill and expertise that goes into making music. I love...
April 15, 2018 No Comments

Dividing Lines

A short distance from my house lies the River Ouse. Walking along it there is a small wooden bridge, quite unspectacular in its own way, all it does is cross a stream to one side it is overgrown the other goes to the river, but to my mind, it is a line. A dividing line between work, family, day to day responsibilities, the difference between civilisation and wilderness, not a proper wilderness but the start, which gives a huge sense of...
April 8, 2018 No Comments