First published: 29-May-2011
It has been very stormy and cold lately with regular showers. Yesterday I had another stormy session at Chanonry Point to photograph the bottlenose dolphins.
It's hard going when you stand in the stormy weather for hours on end and your fingers are getting cold and cramped, but when the dolphins show up and are active it is still well worth it. The dolphins were hunting smaller fish yesterday, so no flying salmons this time. Two youngsters were playing about with some seaweed.
I have been having some trouble with the shutter button on my camera since last year. I invested in a house so for the moment there is less money available for camera gear and reparations. As a temporary solution I've bought a battery pack with an additional shutter button.
In itself it works well, but being used to hold a camera in a certain way for years, it takes some getting used to when the shutter button is in a different place. So when I use the normal button I may have a breaching dolphin in the frame, but the shutter button stagnates and I miss the shot. On the other hand when I use the other button the camera is clicking away, but my aim is not quite as accurate. I'm sure I'll find a way to make it work for the moment. Perseverance.....