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A Sheep's Tale! | by Paul C Stokes
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A Sheep's Tale!

The Plan

 

Drive to Broadway Tower, take some fantastic long exposures with perfect cloud movement. Carry on to Chesterton Windmill for a few dramatic sunset pictures. Back to Broadway Tower for another go at a star trail shot. Sounds good doesn't it.

 

The Reality

 

45 minutes in to my journey dark hazy clouds formed, 25 minutes later arrived at Broadway Tower, the rain had already started. Sat in the car for an hour, the rain stops. Take a few very dull and non interesting shots of said tower.

Noticed a field with sheep and a nice but lifeless backdrop. Took 3 shots the last being the one posted, now feeling very fed up and frustrated (which btw was the exact look the bottom of the two sheep gave me 3 seconds after this shot was taken) I jumped back in to the car and drove home.

I did stop for a curry and managed to catch the second half of X-Factor, so it wasn't all bad :)

 

Anyway, 5 hours and 110 miles later, I feel the need to post something from the day. I don't usually go around hiding in bushes waiting for animals to jump on each other but this WAS the most interesting shot (I didn't actually hide in a bush for this shot).

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, may you all be blessed with good light.

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Taken on September 18, 2010