It’s Friday evening and the weekend is fresh as I type this blog post, so all is great!
In all seriousness all is very good here at the moment with the exception of my father’s health, bless him. I still work full time for the local council where I live, my day job is emptying refuse bins and I still have an 8-year-old little monkey of a son who is good really.
My new found time since quitting social media has opened up all new doors for me and family time which I am enjoying, I have rarely been as relaxed of late…
As a rule, I do not take too many images in Winter and this Winter (now) has not bucked the trend. When the weather is bad I get wet and cold all week at work so the thought of doing it all over again at the weekend in the name of photography sometimes does not appeal. I know I do not sound like a ‘true’ photographer but if you were getting wet and cold with me all week I’m sure you would find other warmer and drier things to do also!
Having sold my much loved Nikon D7100 and a selection of Nikon and Tokina lenses in order to buy Fuji kit, I now have a focal range of between 12 and 307mm Lens wise for my Fujifilm X-T2 camera and a new German (Sirui) arco swiss tripod head perfect for the ‘L bracket’ I bought to go with the XT-2. All my other kit is the same if it works use it…
I hope you all do not mind me ambushing my own post?! Only to point you in the direction of a genuine and lovely Scottish lad and friend who is a very good photographer, father and poet, Chris Bowness. To see what I mean please check out Chris’s website and especially his blog https://chrisbowness.com. Like me Chris runs his website at a loss just for the love of having a website, writing, sharing and showing his images (creating). Comments are gold to us! Thanks for the friendship Chris if you are reading.
I had a very kind email the other day which started ‘I am sorry you have given up photography’ what!!! In all kindness, have I hell! I am so looking forward to getting out next with the new Fuji kit just as I would have been if I still had the Nikon D7100. I love photography as much as ever, I will still photograph as and when and enjoy every moment, warm, dry, wet or cold, but enjoy the work-life balance in-between.
Thank you as always for reading my scribbles, new images soon 🙂