It snowed today. And yesterday. When it’s nearly May. Sure, nothing like this “snowpocalypse” back in January, but enough to make me wonder 1) how people can still deny climate change and 2) WHEN CAN I LEAVE MY COAT AT HOME?! Summer, you better be worth it!
Woke up to this dream world. Felt like a six year old again. If there had been snow when i was six. Which there wasn’t. Because it never snowed in England. But still!..
This is also the first time outside with my new, very expensive, very scary full-frame DSLR. Trying to put rampant fears of condensation and water damage aside i took it for a little spin. In the snow. Because when is there a better time to stop molly-coddling your camera than a snow storm?! Especially when it’s coming with me to the Arctic Circle next month. Time to break it in, i guess. Overall, i’m sure my fears are largely unfounded and probably a result of me intensively over-reading the manual; something which i’ve never done before and probably never will again due to my great impatience. But i really wanted to understand how this big hunk-o-lovin’ worked. I still haven’t come to grips with how to get the best from it. I feel like i’m not doing it justice. But practice. And reading. And getting over my Photoshop fear. And one day i’ll actually produce a photo that looks how i imagined 😉
The lens cap came off five times in the last 2 months. It’s pointed out the same window every time. Resulting five photos are here. Writing your MSc thesis will do that. Consumes your mind until everything else is irrelevant or discarded. I’m hoping that in two months time that won’t still be the case. A more varied life would be nice. But until then, this window is my distraction from the computer screen. Even if only for a moment.
There were so many pretty sunsets to be seen from our apartment windows in September. Don’t worry, i won’t post them all! But looking out at the on-going grey sky and constant rain of October makes me feel very *insert deflated noise here*. So its nice to look back and be reminded that there is beauty and happiness behind all that depressing mess 😉