Makes quite a change as both have what they call prime lenses i.e., no zoom like 16mm to 35mm and that stuff which tends to make us lazy. If we aren't standing in the right place with them we just zoom around until the scene suits where we are. With prime you have to work some. So as they both have 55mm lenses I had to think some as well as move some, and that alone did me some good I guess.
Only trouble was there was a continuous rain, light, but rain and as luck would have it the direction I wanted had the camera pointing straight into it. Again a challenge to try and clear the front of the lens and make the shot before the rain covered the glass. Think I got a couple of decent ones, but the final location I had set up and ready to go when the rain started to get quite a bit more insistent and I had to get the gear and myself organised in a manner to suit the elements as it was obviously not gonna do 'owt to accommodate me.
The images that follow show how the well dressed photographer is to be recognised here in the Lofoten at the moment and how they protect their gear in a manner suitable to this high tech world we live in. For that part I cannot thank my Bro enough for his donation to my cause.
That as an aside, having got geared up I started to wait for the chance to come, and waited and waited and started to freeze and before I became a block of ice decided sod this. Packed up and came back to base for a warm up and a coffee in the Guesthouse before going back when it all eased up. That was at 13:30 and as I am writing it is 20:31. Not only has it not eased up its bloody well become worse, raining like crazy and the wind is really rocking the van. Tomorrow's another one so try again then. Have to wait for the analog stuff unfortunately, I wonder how we had the patience before and survived the suspense of not knowing immediately, have I blown it or not!
Enough of my blather this the best dressed photographer and his gear:
Night night 😴😴😴💤💤💤