Richards Ramblings

The Sea

  There is something about the coast and the sea that gets to me. The sounds sights and smells all work together and whether it is for 5 mins or 5 hours’ time spent there always leaves me relaxed and refreshed. So, it was a couple of weeks ago when I went to Wells Next the Sea. The harbour and latterly the beach. It was supposed to be a photography trip but there were too many people around and setting up would have bought far...
September 13, 2021 No Comments

The Small Stuff

      Recently there has been an advert on TV I cannot remember who it was for, but they said to look for and enjoy the small stuff. It is those bits you will remember. The big bits will come but the small bits are where it is at. Dawn I love the dawn. The gradual eruption of light cascading across the landscape. The colours and the different hues of those colours make for a spectacular show every time I witness it. But...
September 6, 2021 No Comments

Why

Every month I get a list of figures from the guy who looks after my website. It shows who has been visiting what they have looked at and how long they have stayed on it. Raw figures telling me the what the how long but not the why. I presume that people are visiting for a reason but cannot find what they are looking for and it comes to mind that maybe this is a vanity exercise for me. Just having a site to tell people about me and that’s as...
August 30, 2021 No Comments

Of Rain and Rainbows

A recent search on the internet revealed there are over 100 words that describe rain and how it falls. Some of these are differences in dialects. Some are very much more area-specific but still sound great. Bange (East Anglia), a sort of dampness in the air, w/ light rain. I have lived in East Anglia for 40 years and have never heard this one. I suppose that this is because I live in one of the driest regions of the UK despite its constant...
August 23, 2021 No Comments

Solitude and Escape

The grey leaden rain clouds filled with rain have finally moved away, leaving the ground wet and in places, once more, muddy, this is the first time for a couple of months I have been able to get alongside the river and escape with my camera and enjoy the peace and solitude. I take a deep breath in and out and feel my spirits lift and the stress, strain and tension melting away, draining out of my body and feel…..Just happy to be there. To...
August 16, 2021 No Comments

Hiking trip (eqipment I take)

Off on a hiking trip, with my camera so what do I take. The Camera Gear. This is probably the easiest to deal with. Bag. Large and comfortable needs to take, not just my camera gear but stuff for the Hike as well. I have 2 one smaller and one larger. If it is a day hike, I take the larger just so I can get more in it. Camera. I take 2 Nikon bodies and 3 batteries make sure they are all charged up before I leave. Both bodies are fitted...
August 9, 2021 No Comments