Friday 6 January 2012: Hangingstone Quarry
I find myself living for the sun like I never have done before. As a lifelong walker/runner/cyclist I've always had a keen eye to the weather, but never as much as I have at the moment. It makes such a huge difference to my photography. With good light there are so many more creative possibilities. And, although I don't really wish the winter to last any longer than necessary, I have fallen in love with the light that you get this time of year. I know that I'm going to miss it!
So, with the forecast set fair for the morning, I worked very late last night in order to get some important jobs done and clear the way for me to take a walk on the moor before going into the office. When the sun does deign to appear in these northern skies I really feel like I have to make the most of it. After so much rain and greyness this week it was a joy to be under a dappled blue canopy today. There was just enough cloud to make for the most perfect conditions to take landscapes.
I actually went a bit further than I intended and had to take a jog back down to get the train I needed to be on. I was pleased to feel no great problem from the calf muscle that I tweaked on Boxing Day. I'm definitely on the mend. It's turned out to be quite a productive day in the office too, one of the best for ages, getting some new code written and some long standing minor issues fixed. I think I'm feeling the benefit of a relatively relaxing Christmas break. It's been a good note to finish the week on. And a great note to start the weekend on. Have a good one folks!