So with the news of Las Vegas fresh in everyone’s mind still, besides arguing the pros and cons of american gun laws there is little we can do about it all the way over here in the UK, and I am not going to continue watching a loop of news articles about people saying the same thing over and over again now that the majority of the facts are already established, or at least as much as the police can work out.
I was already frustratingly late home from work and keen to spend time with the girls before bedtime. They were both tired and so bath time was scrapped for the night, I was tired myself from cycling to work, and not getting enough sleep since going to the gym on Monday night.
Every day I promise myself that I am not going to go to bed late, and yet every night time seems to run away with me and the time I set myself to head up to bed comes and goes. Surely I can’t be the only one who does this all the time? There seems to be so much to do every night, including blogging, sometimes having to take the time to find a photo for the 365 project on the blog and then there is also editing photos from the recent wedding I shot. Then, if by any chance, I want to watch anything on tv then I am almost certainly ruling out any chance whatsoever of an early night, as most of the stuff I want to watch generally isn’t the kind of thing that the wife wants to watch, although the truth is that its not very often I watch tv anyway.
I was inspired by the wife for tonights photo, as she was glancing out of the window while closing the curtains she noticed that the moon was looking a little eerie behind the clouds and that I should get a shot of it. By the time I had got my camera out and attached the longest zoom lens there were no clouds in front of the moon at all, but I wasn’t giving up. Although the sky was very dark, I could see more clouds moving in, and I was determined to get the shot. Getting well exposed shots of the moon and clouds is a really tricky one due to the limited dynamic range of the camera, the human eye can see a much larger range of light and dark than a camera sensor, and so getting the shot I wanted wasn’t easy, without driving to find a better location and spending a little time on it. I wasn’t prepared to go to those lengths today, especially as I should have been in bed by the time I made the decision to get this shot. I think it turned out okay though.