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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Ambience - the power of light and shade

It looks like another week spent thinking as I, once again, earn my crust in the packing area of digital. Fortunately I am on a manual filling bay opposite a very pleasant, young, (in relative terms) lady; Ann, with whom I'm able to conduct reasonable dialogue. Football, modern music, factory gossip and porn sites don't feature at any point during our day. I also had a conversation with my daughter, Sarah-Jayne, about my recent blogging and the part that Mum still plays in my life. She agreed that Mum, thus her Nan, still featured heavily in her thoughts, at times, so the experience is not unique to me.


Whilst I was out on the marsh, over the weekend, I also had reason to think back to post by Steve Gale - "Big Skies". I was struck by the scale of my surroundings and the moods that they could induce purely because of the nature of the weather conditions and the associated light levels. I managed to get a photo which I felt might capture the "feel" but it has to be Scotland where this phenomena is best experienced?







7 comments:

  1. That top picture from Scotland, with the snow-topped mountains, is stunning Dyl.

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    1. Steve, I had it in my head to make a post about my library - saw your offering and came up with this! Great minds? or just old gits struggling to find anything to blog about? - Dyl

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  2. Clearly you don'T have to fish to see such sights but what a fantastic by product

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    1. Only match anglers and ultra-cult carp anglers are unable to enjoy the surroundings in which we, as anglers, are fortunate to pursue our hobby. I don't expect every angler, nor dog walker, jogger, mountain biker or rambler, to engage with this particular opportunity for seeing the bigger picture? Thanks for the comment - Dyl
      P.S. - good luck with those chub, don't worry about the Norfolk Mafia - they're bloody lightweights!

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  3. Stunning photos of that well known place up north but the marsh can be just as good, something this dog walker does happen to notice most days.

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    1. Derek, I have never thought of you as a dog walker, your two companions are as much a part of that marsh as the wild geese and displaying lapwings. I could never argue against the various moods that the weather is able to convey upon the flatlands of East Kent, just I didn't have enough varying images to accompany my thoughts - also I am in no hurry to give away just where I'm fishing until after I've achieved my goals. Take it easy - Dyl

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    2. Dyl. I agree re. my two dogs but to some of these idiots who write blogs and moan about dog walkers, that's basically all I am to them.
      Good fishing.

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