Foggy Afternoon at the seaside

IMG_2311 (1)OK, so it’s not the best photo I’ve ever taken technically, it was after all grabbed during a brisk walk along the seafront at Southend on Sea, and a damp freezing fog had just started rolling in from the water on the only camera I had available at the time, the trusty iphone 6. Now we all know that in low light, it’s not the best you’re going to see, but it was in reality pretty bright out. Nevertheless, the fog has reduced the contrast far better than I could have done in post production, giving the image a somewhat surreal, almost watercolour like effect. I’d promised myself that only my best images would get uploaded here (unlike my Flickr account which has a lot of painful reminders of amateur errors) but there’s just something about this one that I keep coming back to. Despite it’s appearance, I can assure you this one is straight out of the phone, no editing whatsoever.

 

Waiting

IMG_6742-3It’s always a little disturbing when you start to look closely at the amount of time you spend waiting during your lifetime.  I’m not just counting the time you’re physically queueing, or waiting for your dinner but the time you’re not fully focussed because you may, for example, be waiting on instructions, information or just a page to refresh on your browser of choice.  It’s all dead time.  Completely and utterly useless wasted time.  I spent 180 minutes of my life in a car, on a motorway, un-moving because of a lorry fire this morning.  What could I have been doing instead? or perhaps the question should be what would I have been doing instead?