The week of endless travelling is over and with it, the fog. Yesterday was the first day we could see further than 50 yards up here which was a huge relief. The pictures in this post are taken with the new camera on Thursday in Brixham, on Friday on my way back over the moor and yesterday morning in the bitter cold. I'm really impressed with it, especially the zoom which enabled the cormorant and seagull pictures. It was very grey and some were taken from a very long way from the subject, hence slight blurriness at times. It has captured the subtle pinky greyness of the day beautifully. Origami boy had a great week so it was worth all the driving. Here are his group in kayaks in the harbour on Thursday - rather them than me.
I'm not sure these next ones are all of the same cormorant but at least they're in sequence
This one was from over a hundred yards away in mid dive so I'm amazed it came out at all
When he was tiny, I used to take Origami Boy to Hound Tor at least once a week to climb the rocks. Since he started school we rarely have time to get over there so it was lovely to visit. It is usually swarming with tourists, most of whom also visit the fabulously named mobile cafe, 'The Hound of the Basket Meals', but on this occasion, with the fog, drizzle, high wind and freezing temperatures, I was completely alone. It was eerie in the extreme and I found myself having to breathe deeply and calmly at one point to stop myself panicking after a strange noise; I didn't have Snippet with me which was why I was feeling vulnerable I think.
This next picture was the first I took with the camera and was pretty disappointed with the weather conditions and their photographic potential. However, I quite like the result.
Ice over what was a puddle. I don't quite know how this effect is achieved but it's very beautiful and Snippet can eat the ice without getting his snout wet
Frosty gorse and grass
Number 10 and his mum in the early morning sunshine yesterday
Tomorrow it's my partner's birthday and we are all going to Morwellham Quay, the site of the 'Edwardian farm' series....I think....I'm beginning to lose track to be honest! I will try and remember to put the battery back in the camera which I forgot to do today. Very silly. Having been very dismissive of the whole Halloween thing pre-Origami-Boy, I'm having to attempt to embrace the whole thing for his sake and whip up some enthusiasm for the 'scary mine train ride' and other seasonal events on offer. Gritted teeth but at least Snippet is allowed in. I fear he may be gritting his teeth too.....until next time, have a lovely week.