As usual I have slipped with the blogging but I needed the time to get out and get more images, and now that the weather has improved massively it seems like a good time for some quality snaps.
This is meant to be the warmest May in history or something, and I do actually remember there being at least 4 more-than-tepid days in a row so that must have been Summer.
Warm weather means 2 things to me. No, 3 things. First of all, the barbecue comes out of hibernation and the grass gets cut. Then of course the bike gets a wash and a liberal covering in WD-40. Finally, but by no means least, no one looks at me when I’m walking around in shorts. All through the Winter you’d think I had personally shat on their cats as they slept, with some of the looks I would receive wearing shorts. I have legs. Get over it.
Back to the point of today’s blog; Caldecotte Lake. I hadn’t really given the place much chance as I always thought it was a big splodge of water and nothing to do there apart from drink at the pub and get bitten by those annoying midge fly things. I’ve already mentioned warmer weather, shorts and bikes. If this is a surprise to you, for God’s sake, it was only the previous paragraph! But anyway, me and SWIWWWTGFM decided to hop on our bikes one evening and pedal down to the lake. When we got there we took the brave deicision to turn left and go round the lake instead of going right and directly in to the pub. What a lake! It’s a fantastic size, not too busy, very pretty from every angle, and nice and flat to get around as it was my first bit of exercise for 2016.
I didn’t take any photos on the day as we whizzed around but made a few mental notes of where to return with my camera in the future. It turned out that the good weather didn’t go too far and returned quickly less than a week later so I took my chance and drove there an hour before sunset. Then it was just a case of walking swiftly around the one edge so that I was doing a lot of shooting back in to the sun. That’s generally not a good idea but if you get it right, it is so so right.
Enjoy the shots below and as usual please feel free to find me and like the page at http://www.facebook.com/dandavidsonphotography and if you are an IGer then follow me on Instagram @dangleberrydan7