I spent five days on holiday, in Northumberland, with she who must be obeyed…
Jumped in the camper-van, Monday morning, with the obligatory black cloud in tow. A.K.A we are ‘The Munsters’!
Upon arriving at the campsite, with said black cloud, which promptly turned into drizzle – with a combination of sea fret. Which was odd, because we were 15 miles inland!
My plan was to be up early, every day, and grab some beautiful, misty ethereal shots on the water. Now, best laid plans, and all that…
Not one day did this happen!
Each and every morning, I’d pop my head of my little port-hole, to be greeted by a pea-soup of a morning. I promptly went back to sleep!
Mid evening, on the day I shot this picture, a sliver of sun eased itself out.
At this point, in blogs, they tell you about the gear they picked up…
So I won’t disappoint, I love my gear! I grabbed my Canon EOS 1DX – with EF 200-400 F4L IS. Promptly flicked the in-built 1.4 extender into place. Mounted on my Gitzo GM5541 monopod – topped off with a Sunwayfoto DT-02 head. If you’re not familiar with Sunwayfoto – Ebay seems to be the place to buy it. Yeah, you have to get past the name, but once you do, it’s great gear.
Now, to the picture. As I walked round the lake, I spotted a familiar looking Canon 300mm – which was attached to Andrew E Mackie – a local photographer. Andrew recommended this spot to bag a nice shot. He was right.
Many thanks to Andrew – you can’t beat local knowledge!
Five days; one picture!