Every day, I face many certainties: Sam will need to be walked. Roger and I will become happier citizens of the world after a cup of coffee. The skies of Dartmoor will amaze and delight with a near constant dramatic change of cloud and light. I will want to capture this visual splendour and will not have a camera with me.
These are all truths.
I decided recently to dedicate myself to record, even if in some small manner, the sky-y thing that happens here on Dartmoor. For a week, I carried with me a camera at all times and took hundreds of photos of the sky. Sometimes, I was walking. More perilously, I was driving. At these times, if the light seemed just right, I would quickly pull over to any available lay-by, get out of the car and snap a picture.
More certainties: I am not a photographer. I have only my click and shoot camera or my phone. Both serve me well. These photos do not do the sky and its magic show any justice.
But, to quote Kate Bush, “I’m looking at the Big Sky.” Enjoy.