My work contract has finished and I’m now taking time out to concentrate on photography. It’s a significant upheaval and it will take a while to unpick the bits of my life from work life of the past twelve years. It’s not often one has the opportunity to change the direction of one’s life voluntarily – it’s usually external influences that force the change.
As part of the new regime, I’m going to go out walking two or three times a week, with my new M9. I need the exercise, having spent the last two years sitting in front of three computer screens in a tiny room at home and I need the photographic practice.
The idea is simple, to document each walk with a photo gallery and to get to know the Leica well. Today I went on my first walk, a circular walk around Eynsford in Kent. You can see the Eynsford gallery here. The route is courtesy the AA’s web site and can be viewed/downloaded here.
The walk itself was pleasant and surprising – the bright winter sun helped a lot. I wasn’t aware there was such nice countryside so close to town. I’ve zipped through the area many times on the M25 and M20 (which, unfortunately you could hear in the distance during the walk), but never previously taken the time to stop and look around. I didn’t imagine that so close by were a castle and a Roman villa, as well as lovely chalk downs.
If all the walks are as nice as this, I’m in for a treat.