My life is a pretty hectic affair. I work Monday to Friday, not in photography (that’s a labor of love) but in highway design. Then at a weekend my wife works and I look after my children at a weekend. So, as you can imagine finding the time to get out with the camera can be a momentous task. My eldest children are old enough and well behaved enough to get out and about with me, however my toddler is another matter altogether.
So sometimes you should grab the bull by the horns and make time. Just recently you may have noticed an influx of sunset pics on my site, Instagram and Facebook pages. This is not just because I really love sunsets but just because that is the only time I have had available to get out with the camera to begin with. It has been a good excuse just to get out of the house and enjoy the recent warmer weather with the family too, my wife and kids get to enjoy the weather and the scenery, and I get to satisfy my cravings for taking pictures.
Recently I also managed to fit the Derwent Walk in with a good friend of mine one Sunday afternoon. We were lucky enough to grab some decent images before the heavens well and truly opened. My little one also tagged a long on this trip and on more than once he voiced his displeasure at being in his pram and the fact he was tired. The other walkers and cyclists passing by must have wondered why these two grown men were singing ‘Row row row your boat’ on repeat. It eventually did the trick and lulled him to sleep though.
I suppose the moral of this post is you can’t wait for the right moment to get out and about, life will just pass you by. If you want to do something, don’t complain you don’t have the time. Make the time.