September 7th – I headed over to a silent, deserted Chasewater not optimistic that I could get decent results out of the new camera.
However, having been in this position before, I thought I might sort it out and get used to the foibles of the new device.
The G5X is actually great, and I think it was mastered. Apart from the toad shots, where a bike light was used for illumination, all of the images were taken in almost total darkness by a variety of means and mode settings.
I think I’m getting used to it.
Riding back along the canal after being scared senseless by a stag crashing through the scrub at Anglesey Wharf, I nearly squished poor toad, but it obliged as a model before I popped him into the hedgerow for safety.
I love the night, it’s a lot more beautiful than people would tend to think. Nosey, unsubtle deer excepted.