Suffering for my art…

Bright, flat daytime light is possibly some of the worst light for capturing images.   It makes for pleasant walking conditions, especially when there is a breeze, but capturing images – it can be a nightmare.   Today I found myself facing such conditions whilst enjoying a walk around the grounds of Charlecote Park.   Fortunately the remaining flowers were in areas where this light didn’t cause too many problems and so I was able to make a few images of a very obliging Red Admiral butterfly and a gate crashing bee.  As for the suffering – I knelt on a a very low stinging nettle in shorts whilst trying to capture some images of the fallow deer – not to be recommended.

About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
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3 Responses to Suffering for my art…

  1. susurrus says:

    You have some lovely images to show for it, but I hope there were plenty of dock leaves nearby! I got stung by a bee for the first time yesterday when photographing some picturesque hives.

    • Guthlac says:

      Thanks….it is a while since I have actually photographed deer so I was a bit rusty – plus I suspect the nettles wouldn’t have stung me if I have been wearing trousers! Perhaps I should get the knee pads out when I used to make a lot of images of deer.

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