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I’m awake ten minutes before my alarm is due to go off. It’s one of the benefits of being gently awoken by a sunrise simulator alarm clock, rather than being jarred out of sleep by an audible alarm. The cold and dark of a January morning versus the comfort of my bed seems like an unfair fight. The warmth of my duvet is like a siren call luring me to dash against the rocks of sleep. But no, I can’t. It’s 4.50am and this morning I need to get up and get going because for once I actually have a plan. I leave the house at 6.30 am. Not a crazy hour of the morning by any stretch, but the

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Chris in Blog

My new photographic rucksack arrived yesterday. I spent a bit of time packing it with all my kit. Today I’m taking it on a field test. I don’t want to go too far with it, I just want a feel for it, to gauge whether it’s packed optimally, and get used to carrying it. I choose somewhere close to home and head out in the early morning sunshine to Gwenlais Quarry. Gwenlais Quarry is an abandoned quarry that is now part of Carmel Nature Reserve, close to the small village of Llandybie. I first stumbled across it while out exploring a few months after I first relocated to Wales, and it’s a

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Chris in Blog

I’m up at 5.30am. It’s still dark outside and Storm Eleanor is still buffeting my bedroom windows. I check my news and article apps and read for a bit. Maybe heading out to photograph Carreg Cennen isn’t such a good idea this morning — after all, it’s pretty damn windy out. After a while, the wind appears to subside. I realise I’m probably procrastinating. I’m going to go, I’m going to do this! I’m a little stressed when I leave the house. Whilst my pack is loaded with my Nikon DSLR and a selection of lenses, I can’t for the life of me find my Lumix compact camera. I know I had it the

Posted on January 03, 2018 by Chris in Blog