Hello everyone. As you can see I’m not dead! It’s almost three months since I last posted anything on this blog. That’s a long time, and a longer time than I intended. When you stop doing something, for whatever reason, it can be very difficult to get back into the groove.
My absence started with a reason. I underwent surgery. It was the first time I had been an in-patient in a hospital since 1952. A strange experience being a ‘Patient’, having spent my life being a doctor. Thankfully the surgery was not for cancer and I am now fully recovered. In the intervening months very few photographs have been taken. Life was very sedentary for several weeks. The garden got neglected and I’ve had some catching up to do in the past month.
On the positive side there was time to catch up on some reading. For those of you who enjoy hiking I strongly recommend ‘The Last Season ‘ written by Eric Blehm. It’s the story of the back country ranger Randy Morgenson who went missing in the Sierra Nevada back in the 1990s. A wonderfully evocative book. One of the best books I’ve read in a long time.
I also got a talk prepared (and delivered) to my local camera Club on Black and White Photography. Having a project sharpens the mind; and preparing to speak on a photographic topic involves trawling through the archives and finding images that had somehow got neglected.
And that leads me to today’s image taken on the south coast looking out to sea on a sparkling summer’s day. An inherently simple image that never really had much colour in it and benefits from conversion to B&W and an injection of contrast that colour doesn’t always tolerate very well.
Phew! I’ve got back on the bike (metaphorically); now I must try not to fall off.