I think of running as a solitary activity. I don't mind running socially but I find beating the trail alone is my meditation; my solace. The truth is though I am rarely alone. I have the ultimate running partner. Always motivated, she will push me to run faster and longer and yet will wait for me when I fall behind. No matter what the weather I can never turn down her call to run. This short film is dedicated to the ultimate running partner. Tilly the Adventure Dog!
The shorter the days get, the easier long exposure landscapes become. After a quick burn on the bike around the Blue route at Cardinham Woods near Bodmin (collecting footage for a short film on the excellent mountain biking here) we finished off with a nice walk. The mist hanging in the trees and waning light gave a great ambience to the shots. Neutral density filters fitted, I could ramp the exposure up to 4 seconds, providing an interesting blurred out effect on the water. This effect has pretty much become a photography cliche these days but I still like it, and in this case I was doing product shots and wanted the focus to be on the item, free of distractions, such as the turbulent water.
I'm very excited to be a Brand Ambassador for Mountain Hardwear for this year's #FindingWinter programme! A lovely great big box of goodies has arrived and I'm psyched to get out and try them out this Winter.
I'll be posting regularly on how I'm getting on with the gear and generally sharing some great stuff you can do outdoors in the cold. The shot above is from tonight's photoshoot on the beautiful North Cornish coast. Lots of photography and video to come, lets go find winter!
I have a habit of finding adventure just about anywhere. Here I share some of them with you dear readers...