• Daniel Wretham

Landscape Photography Blog, October 2020

This is an account of the good and bad times during October for a landscape photographer.

All the mistakes laid bare for you to see and hopefully more highs than lows.

September had been a gruelling month and I knew October was going to be even harder as I was now back to full time work after having a period of furlough from work.

Time was now the enemy and I was going to be seriously short of it, back to being a weekend warrior and the odd trip before work, but even these were getting too short to do it before I had to leave for work so the pressure was really on.

Thursday the 1st of October

A pre work trip was on the cards as it looked like there could be some mist forming in the New forest so I set an early alarm hoping to capitalise on it.

I woke up and looked outside, it didn't look great but I told myself it would be better in the forest so it would be worth going so I headed off with the hound to visit one of his favourite spots.

The drive down was not helping to reassure me as the usual misty hot spots were completely devoid of it and I cursed the weathermen once again who seemed to have it in for me.

I arrived at my chosen location and there was nothing, it actually looked beyond terrible so I decided it was pointless chasing something that wasn't there and took the dog off for a long walk which he was over the moon about.

I decided to head into work an hour early as I had plenty to do and really needed to crack on with it, as I poured my first coffee of the day and felt the surge of life running through me I looked outside and the clouds were clearing and the light was starting to come through, I was livid, now I was in work I couldn't very well leave again so I just looked the other way and got on with my day vowing to add a weatherman dartboard to the office.

This was really not the start I wanted for October, Its traditionally one of the very best months as there is so much autumn colour about and potentially amazing conditions.

Never mind I thought, i'll get something on the weekend instead.

I then looked at the forecast and was in for a devastating blow, it was