I managed to get up early today, before the daylight came, I wanted to experience dawn on the Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve. I was on the reserve before 0615, and it was still quite dark. The trip out this morning also reminded of another thing, that the tripod I have really is not fit for purpose. Anything I do with the spotter scope takes seconds to settle down after I touch it, where it is bouncing so much. So, a new tripod for Christmas I think. A bit of research needed there though. Can a tripod be triple purpose; as support for a spotter scope, for photography and as a platform for my winter ramblings. OK, that last one is irrelevant really. Need to do some investigation there.
I have five books on the go at the moment. One of them Tom Sharpe’s Wilt, which I read just after it was first published really, I can leave, one I am more than half way through; English Villagers, life in the countryside 1850 – 1939 is absolutely fascinating, I started reading it because I had just finished re-watching the Downton Abbey in between programmes, and the film when I found the book, started reading it, and realised that I recognised the programme. It just became a fascinating read.
Sean Tucker is a street photographer. He does other styles as well. I’m still not really reading books on how to do photography (I know I should, I will). He’s written a book; The Meaning in the Making. Which is more about his philosophy of photography, rather than an How to. I haven’t started it yet, but it is lined up.
The last book I am going to mention briefly is Ley Lines by Danny Sullivan; now look I know this is a pseudo science, and I do not think they are real, but wouldn’t it be nice? Anyhow, it makes for a fascinating read. I think I am just going to carry on for the time being.