Thanks to my phone, I carry a camera around with me pretty much everywhere I go. No excuses not to grab the shot when it appears, as long as I’ve got time to get the phone from my pocket, swipe to unlock it, swipe the next unlock pattern since my youngest figured out the straight top-to-bottom swipe, activate the camera app and go.
I’ve also got a decent digital camera – from which these photos were taken.
All year round we get some amazing skies in Shetland. From my lounge window I can look out across the bay at some of the most awe-inspiring skyscapes in nature. Doesn’t matter if it’s a howling storm and the sea is wall-to-wall white water like it is today or the most calm, tranquil, moonlit night. A few seconds walk and I’ve got an uninterrupted view of this. No houses, no pylons, nothing. Our house faces the rising sun, from work I get the sunset. I reckon I’m pretty lucky there.
These are just a few of the photos I’ve taken in the last week. The first one I’m particularly pleased with.
But my photography resolution for 2012? Watch the skies. The light changes so quickly you never know if you’re going to get that view again. Snap it while it’s still there.