These last 2 weeks have been quiet in terms of photography, just 2 trips out on my days off. The first was down to Swanage on the day of Storm Eleanor, in the hope of catching some dramatic waves. Unfortunately. while the wind was still extremely strong, it was blowing out to sea. Still, no mater, as I still managed to capture some reasonably good shots.
This meet was with a group of photographers, one, the organizer, being a professional photographer. We met at the stone pier around 07:45, and watched the sea to ascertain what was happening. Alas though, no big crashing waves, due to the wind blowing out to sea. We managed a few shots though, and the cloud broke to give us a nice sunrise.
Around 08:30, we decided to go to the main pier, which was in the process of opening to the public. Here I gained a few good shots of the pier, in somewhat blustery conditions. My fellow photographers also managed several shots, which I believe they were happy with. At around 09:30 we all headed to a local café for a well earned coffee.
The second of my photography trips was yesterday, 14/01/2018, down to the Severn crossing and then onto Clifton Bridge. The conditions this time were significally calmer than in storm Eleanor. Here I spent from 12:30 - 17:40 walking and taking quite a few photos of the Servern crossing and of Clifton Bridge. The sky was overcast, and didn't contain much detail, but I did manage to create some good images nonetheless. I also managed a night shot of Clifton Suspension Bridge, which I was relatively pleased about, though by this time, I was absolutely freezing, and decided to head to the warmer climbs of the car, and head on back, in a somewhat busy time for Bristil, being the end of the weekend.
I found both the shoots very calming, and positive, as I melded in with nature and it surroundings, watching people hustle and bustle past me, going about their daily business.
The photos can be found in the Portfolio section of my website.....