A miserable morning

I’ve made a decision to go out walking every 2nd Saturday morning (it’s my day off). Yesterday was that Saturday.
5:40am, up and out the door. Grey clouds and heavy rain, a real miserable morning to be doing anything. A quick look at the weather and over towards Edinburgh seemed dry (for the time being anyway). I drove over in that direction and headed towards Blackness Castle. I knew I wasn’t going to get any clear shots of the Forth bridges

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and I knew it would be windy and cold, as long as it wasn’t pouring down with rain I could live with this compromise. Well as you can guess, it rained! I was there less than 10 minutes and what little light there was vanished, the clouds got darker and the rain poured!

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I had driven 40 minutes so regardless of weather I went at it. My camera is a Pentax K-X, not waterproof and neither are my lenses so I was being very careful, no long exposures no slow shutter speeds. Just a quick snap before it got soaked!

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I was lucky enough that the tide was out so I managed to get some shots from out on the rather pebbly (and slippy) beach. Which was helpful as I had decided to only use my 50mm yesterday morning, I thought it would make my morning more interesting.

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I found this carved into one of the rocks out on the beach. (below)

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Well after a very wet 45 minutes I decided to get back into the car and have coffee and some chocolate. It was not the morning I had planned and the majority of my pictures were very dull but hey that’s how it goes sometimes. Let’s hope the next trip out in 2 weeks is better!

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Thanks for reading,

Paul

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