Richards Ramblings

Out Walking

[caption id="attachment_1557" align="aligncenter" width="758"] Walking the west highland way[/caption]     It’s funny the things you notice when you are out and about. Walking along my favourite stretch of The Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire, my favourite because it is 10 mins away from my house and a fantastic escape from the rigours of daily life. Colours When you are pit walking at this time of year the first thing are the...
October 25, 2021 No Comments

Music and Photography

  As I was driving to one of my calls recently, I had my music on through the car sound system. There was a time I would have said stereo, but sound system is very “now”. I have a large and diverse taste in music but on this day, I was thinking not about the genre but the music itself. Why, for instance do I like certain pieces and others not so much? Why do I like certain instruments? To give an example I have the Beethoven...
October 18, 2021 No Comments

Peaceful moments

[caption id="attachment_2210" align="aligncenter" width="688"] Late winter sunrise[/caption] The white noise of the sluice, a rumbling hiss is drowning out the noise of the road and provides the perfect backdrop to a peaceful moment. The dark waters of the river undulate softly catching the light the surface covered with small patches of foam which drift slowly along with the current until they dissipate further down the course. Life The...
October 11, 2021 No Comments

Being the best

[caption id="attachment_1511" align="aligncenter" width="730"] Being the best by getting very wet[/caption]     I was listening to Desert Island Discs. A lady Judge was being interviewed and she said the way she had got there was by being the best at what she did. Just for a laugh, I put this into google. Well, technically, the search was “how to be the best photographer”. I found this 11 Tips for being a better...
October 4, 2021 No Comments

Inspiration or lack of.

[caption id="attachment_2211" align="aligncenter" width="831"] The Great Ouse early in the morning with the sun just risen and light mist rolls over the river[/caption]   The past couple of months has been flat and lacking inspiration, once again my cameras are sitting gathering dust. A change of job has been the main mover behind this; however, this was unexpected, and the original plan was to give up my job and work to become a...
September 27, 2021 No Comments

Autumn in the Fens

  Autumn is coming, you can feel it, Notwithstanding the longer nights, the dewy sodden mornings help to give it away as well. The distinct nip in the morning air is not cold enough yet to see your breath but cooler than it was. Looking around the farmers are getting the ground ready for the winter crops. Harvest is done now or should be, but the summer has been wet and the crops took longer to come than they should have done. Now...
September 20, 2021 No Comments