Lunchtime Walk

 

Being stuck in lockdown and not seeing friends, family and colleagues makes getting outside for some fresh air and exercise really important. Occasionally I combine my walk with work calls where I can talk and walk at the same time but today I went out at lunchtime and took my camera. The aim was to get a shot for my Lensbaby 365 project. January is turning into a mini project of 31 days with a Sweet optic. Today I had the sweet 50 optic on my camera.

 

As we prepare for the next storm to approach and are braced for flooding across the country its amazing how much water was around and how wet and muddy the paths are after some overnight rain. I also came across an interesting old iron gate and an unusual sculpture.

 

 

Frozen Puddles

 

Splat and I fell out several times on our morning walk. He’s still learning “sit” and “stay”. He gets “sit” but not “stay” so its almost impossible to do any macro/close up photography without the scene being destroyed as Splat is desperate to see what I’m looking at or to find a stray paw or nose in the image.

 

The frost has created some great patterns in the puddles over the last few days. The three shots below were the only ones I managed to capture without Splat’s help, obviously he’d found something more interesting to investigate.

 

  • Frozen Puddle

 

31st December 2020

 

I sat this morning listening to the news and its all very depressing., not a great start to the day!

 

I took Splat on the Old Hills, It was cold enough that most of the mud was frozen. It was a beautiful, cold frosty morning and the sun wasn’t long up. It completely turned my mood around.

 

I’m looking forward to a much better 2021.

 

 

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