There are two things I was not prepared for as I came to England (1) the weather and (2) the amount of hills. In my blog post from the 22nd of May I spoke about England’s rolling hills. Today, time has come to mention the weather. Let’s face it after halve a year Finland I had been used to large temperature differences between summer and winter but vary nice sunsets and predictable weather. England is quite a contrast.
Its summer now and in average 12°C . To me the difference between summer and winter in England is barley noticeable. One year ago, back in the Netherlands, we had 37°C and I remember me talking with a Dutch photography teacher about Irish Whether. She couldn’t understand that I liked living in Ireland she sad she takes the majority of her images outside and she couldn’t run her business in a country in which it rains that often. I disagreed and didn’t understand how whether could stop somebody from taking great images.
During the past whether was the reason what kept me mainly indoor, I can understand her much better now. English weather is unpredictable. We had a lot of rain and clouds during the past weeks. I came to the conclusion that if I continue cancelling my Saturday trip due to cloudy and light-rain weather forecast I never get in front of the door. Therefore my goal is to travel at every of the 3 Weekends I have left in England and try to go to the coastline as often as I can. Light is vary important for good landscape photography, but I have to make the best out of the given circumstances, even if sun comes out only for a short time I be there to photograph it.