On Sunday I was scheduled to take a select group on our Love Your Camera! Basic DSLR Photography Course. As the date drew nearer and the weather showed no sign of improvement with snow and ice forecast. I was struggling to decide whether or not the course should go ahead, but in the end I decided we should. This was when I discovered the weather app on my phone had one crucial omission, the wind speed. As the morning arrived one thing was clear, it was wild, and the main issue wasn’t snow or ice as I expected, but the biting wind.
That pale sand on the beach is actually being blown along, all the better to sand blast us! 25+ mph winds meant common sense was not to take our cameras on the beach, for fear of the lenses being scratched. Because of this the course schedule was changed up a bit. Most of the talky bits were conducted along the side of buildings trying to stay out of the wind!
Despite battling to stay upright our intrepid course members all went away with lovely images as well as exploring the extremes of shutter speed and aperture for comparison on the computer when they returned home. Between us we figured out that double hats and double gloves may well be the future!
I felt slightly less guilty for going ahead when they all said they had enjoyed and got something out of the course.
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I am very fortunate to have friends who run the Riftswood B&B in Whitby and so this weekend I stayed with them under the added incentive of a girls night out to be followed by a chance to test out a recent camera purchase.
Denzil who runs the B&B was very welcoming (don’t let Peter and Paula fool you, Denzil is the boss, although if you don’t want to be his friend he is happy to make himself scarce for the duration of your visit!)
Denzil on the lookout for new guests/friends.
The girls night out was great fun (no photos to post here!) and Peter made us a great breakfast, as ever the next morning.
However the weather was NOT kind on Saturday and I am ashamed to say I turned into a fair weather photographer.
If you haven’t got a Whitby Lucky Duck, then I am guessing that you need one!
A few grabbed shots and then I made for Sanders Yard for a HUGE piece of apple pie and a cuppa. I was very surprised to bump into fellow photographer and Lutenist Peter Lagan doing the same!
On my travels I did manage to buy a large piece of wall art for my home, with which to wrestle the crowds all the way back to my car! Fortunately it was very well packed.
I don’t think I am in the minority now to be hoping for some genuine spring weather…and soon! Next weekend would be nice.
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