One of the best things about having all this free time is that I have the opportunity to spend two or three hours going for a wander with a camera. I never managed to get any photos of Cardiff during my first … Continue reading →
The clock’s went back here in the UK tonight, meaning an hours less sleep for sensible people who are managing to keep a normal sleeping pattern. For me though, it meant instead an hours less waiting till sunrise (for whatever … Continue reading →
I attempted a small amount of photography, and discovered something not too welcome. I seem to have the lithium hand tremors badly enough that no matter what I do, I can not take a photograph that doesn’t look like my camera has had a night out on the town.
I’d noticed it before at times, usually when I’d not been drinking enough. I’d figured though that so long as I was drinking enough water, my hands were fine. Certainly, it’s just a very very slight shake. I’d think nothing of it -except I know I used to be able to take pictures that were in fact crisp and in focus.
For example, this was taken about 8 months ago:
In comparison, these shots of my mum’s amaryllis which has just bloomed were taken tonight:
Probably the best one of the night and even then still not properly in focus
I suppose this means I will need to just do photography properly and use a tripod, which is something I wanted to do anyway. It’s just a shame when it comes to taking photos on the hoof. If anyone knows of any ways around this, or of decent portable tripods, I’d be much appreciative!