My Camera Died ...

My camera died … but I’m okay with it. For now.

Sometimes you need to take time, and space to renew your hunger. I’m using this brief hiatus as an opportunity to build my webstore, plan my YouTube Channel launch, and focus on some music tuition work I need to do.

In the meantime, I want to share with you the last photo I took with it before the dreaded Err messages appeared on the screen. Right at the end of the summer last year, I took a shot at Reculver Beach in Kent that featured the towers in the background, and an outflow of water in the immediate foreground. Opportunities to take this shot don’t come around very often because you need low tide to coincide with sunset, and when the stars aligned on Tuesday I took the hour-long drive to North Kent in the hope that the sky would be more dynamic than when I last shot the scene. It wasn’t much more dynamic, but the colours were completely different than the reds and oranges of late summer.

It goes to show the value in shooting the same locations on multiple occasions - your images will always be as different as your experience of being there, and these two images reflect that discrepancy perfectly. It’s also fascinating how different lenses affect our perception of distance. The first image was taken with a 24mm lens and the second at 48mm, giving the illusion that the towers are closer in the final image.

Which image do you prefer?

Reculver Towers, Winter Edition.

Reculver Towers, Winter Edition.

Reculver Towers, Late Summer Edition.

Reculver Towers, Late Summer Edition.