...some of you may recall that a vow was made to carry a bigger camera this season. Little was it realised at the time how this was going to snowball into something very obsessive.
Creativity seems to come upon your faithfull blogger in waves. Throughout childhood, attempts at painting and sculpture were made but, with a distinct lack of talent in those two disciplines, making photographs became a passion. Other attractions pushed photography away for the early part of adulthood and then it came back as the urge to make images returned in strength. Through the late '70s and the '80s it was an obsession and it fitted in nicely with fishing. For the last decade or so the digital snapshot camera was the only tool and it was only used as a recording device.
Then the urge returned and more sizeable and capable digital cameras were added to the toolkit. All this was fine and the images made have not been too lousy to use. However, the influences of real photographer friends and their beautiful work, fanned a little spark within and a yearning flared up for a return to the slow, deliberate, contemplative approach of using film, rather than megapixels to create photographic images.
So the cameras got bigger and bigger. Even to the point of making one out of a kid's toy just to be able to make panoramic photographs, like the one above, in one go rather than stitching them together in Photoshop.
Yes it interferes with the fishing, add in Henry and distraction is inevitable. It's a miracle any fish get caught these days...