Monday 27th July 2020
It was another typical summers day here in the Lake District today; high winds and heavy rain.
So it was another day in the office catching up with all of those admin tasks that have been on my to-do list for too long.
Because of the bad weather we have been having I didn’t have a video to post this evening. I was forced to head out in less than ideal conditions.
I decided to climb Ashstead Fell overlooking the ‘other Borrowdale’ which was added to the national park when the boundaries were extended in 2016.
Filming was difficult as was the photography and the video wasn’t my best. Sometimes the quality suffers when I try to stick to the schedule that I have set for myself.
Troutbeck was my destination this morning to film the latest video in my series from the far eastern fells. I climbed up the Tongue in Troutbeck Tongue, the lowest of the Wainwright fells in this area.
As is often the case I wasn’t sure what the subject of the video was going to be until I arrived. After a few minutes exploring the area before the sun had risen I had an idea.
There was lots of opportunities to create flow in my images by placing two prominent subjects on opposing thirds. So that became the subject of the video.
Sometimes that is just the way these things work out.
I arrived at 05:00 because I wanted to film a video about long exposures before meeting Huw. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t playing ball and it was raining heavily. I took the opportunity to have a nap in the car.
When I awoke 45 minutes later it was still raining. Not wanting to waste my early start I decided to try to film a video about photography in the rain. I am not sure if it will work but you have to try these things.
It was still raining when Huw arrived so we sat in our respective cars and chatted about photography and YouTube for an hour or so. I am looking forward to seeing him again when he is back later in the year.
Up early again this morning for the 4th day in a row. This time I made the 427m climb to the summit of Hartsop Dodd.
I was hoping to be able to shoot a video but it was just too windy so I chose to concentrate on the photography.
As the sun peaked above the fells to the east I had a brief period of lovely golden light. It only lasted for a few minutes but it was well worth the early start and hour long climb to the summit.
Saturday 1st August
Today was Mrs Sale’s birthday.
We have friends staying with us for the weekend and so I am taking a short break from photography. I have been working really hard recently so I am looking forward to a short rest.
Even though I am supposed to be having the weekend off I just can’t ‘stop’ being a photographer.
We popped out for some much needed fresh air after yesterday’s birthday celebrations and I managed to smuggle my camera out with me. Even though it is now my job photography is also still my hobby. I wonder how long that will last.