I was hoping from the wind that swirled here at Marston Moretaine that conditions would be good at Brogborough Lake, and certainly there were signs of activity, but the wind was less strong here than I had hoped, but I entertained the idea that some of those present would exercise a few jumps for me.
In the distance someone obliged, but had I blinked I would have missed it, and despite staying beyond last time’s hour and a half, I mainly captured a series of high-speed turns, but unlike the jumpers, the sailors performed in too close for the shortest end of my telephoto range, so invariably I was left losing half the sail and less of the trailing spume created by the manoeuvre. I was seeing faces however which from my different, front-on position of last time I was getting a good view of the boards’ undersides, but no clue to the anonymous sailor!
It is all grist to the mill, and post-processing sunshine shots is easier, but the sheer volume means I leave everything chronological rather than organise the gallery pages relative to the content, but that may well break the continuity of a sequence. I also have to improve the level and stability of my tripod to limit the amount of time straightening the horizon.
However, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge but need to ensure I always wear a scarf as my neck stiffened with the constant battering from behind as I bent over the camera.
A colleague of mine, Adam Woolfitt sent me an image of a kite surfer he had captured with St. Michael’s Mount as a backdrop and a shoreline of breaking waves, and it does make a difference!