Adventure doesn’t always have to mean flinging yourself off a cliff or out of an aeroplane; it doesn’t have to mean climbing a mountain or sinking 100m underwater. Although all those ideas do sound amazing…
But there’s adventure to be had in the every day, wherever you live and whatever you have to get done. Even if you’ve had mental deadlines all day; in fact, especially if you’ve had mental deadlines all day, it’s even more important to stop and take some time out of the day for yourself.
I’ve been on a DSLR photography course over the past few months and one night after class, I hopped out the car to take some pictures of a stunning sunset. It would have been gone in five minutes and I wanted to capture those colours and the feeling of calm and wonder it gave.
I’ve been guilty of thinking there are only amazing sunsets on holiday, when you can watch them against the ocean, turning the sky and the sea into a magical palette. But if you can get far away from built-up areas, and the good ol’ Blighty weather permits, we get treated to just as beautiful a show.
Having a camera on you always gives you the opportunity for adventure. You look at things differently, more creatively, and think how you could capture that moment. As I produce videos for a living, this isn’t a new concept for me, but using a camera for stills is something I’m getting my head around. I love how you can snatch a bit of beauty, freezing it in time, and share it.
Here are my pictures of a little piece of impromptu roadside adventure (dodgy).