It’s been a weird few weeks, at first I didn’t want to photograph anything because the weather was awful and I felt down, but now the weather’s great I don’t want to photograph anything because I know I won’t be able to concentrate fully on the process and the temptation to sunbathe will be too great.
But today there’s been a bit of a breeze so it’s warm enough to shoot and feel good but not quite hot enough to bring on a sweat under the dark cloth. So since the weather has been nice enough to be enjoyed comfortably I decided to get the Chamonix out for an hour or two and photograph some flowers from the neighbours house. Again I have no idea what these are called but they’re pretty and should look good in a low contrast print.
About half way through I noticed the breeze had dropped and the heat was rising, fortunately I had already erected the parasol and put all of my gear under it so I had a nice spot of shade to stay under until the breeze picked up again.
Before I packed up, because I didn’t think I would get another sheet exposed, the breeze picked up again, so I looked at the petal-less poppies I should have photographed before the terrible weather fronts swept over the region and thought I might as well get a sheet of two heads against the piece of roof tile before they burst.I’m not so keen on the poppy head photo, it just looks too simple, but the texture of the slate may be its redeeming feature. Only time will tell.