I decided I wanted to try and take some photos outside this week as I had some days off. Unfortunately the weather has been awful so when I got a dry hour one morning I set off to a local field I knew I might get some images in. I had this idea about being on the pale wrapped sillage bales I had seen previously on a walk and took my camera and tripod out.
The activity itself probably took more out of me than you would realise. I use a WiFi connection from my camera to my phone to use as a remote so had to set up the camera first with my phone in hand. I have to keep my phone on so it doesn’t loose the connection so couldn’t just put it in my pocket until I got to the top. I decided to climb up via some unwrapped bales next to these so kept my clothes on while I heaved myself up onto one then another bale. (Each about 4 feet high) once up I stepped across onto the sillage bales. They were so wet! The water collected in the creases on each one and it was so slippy. I eased around the side of the stack in front of my camera and then needed to get undressed. I wore jeans and a lose shirt to go out in (it wasn’t that warm) and my walking trainers. But standing on one leg on top of slippy bales getting undressed was not my best idea in the world. I stored my clothes out of the view of the camera and took about 9 photos in different poses. I’d wanted to do some sitting and lying down but the cold wet slippy bales made me change my mind and my fear got the better of me and decided I should get down. I reversed my task. Getting dressed at the top, sneaking round the bales, climbing down the hay and just as I got to the bottom it started to rain so I grabbed the camera and put it away.
I know I’ve previously got a real endorphin rush and high from taking photos outside (usually with friends) but maybe I pushed it a little too much this time. Remind me to take a buddy next time I try images so high. Hope you think it was worth it.