Over the past week the light has been divine. So when we wanted fresh bread and croissant for our Sunday breakfast I immediately volunteered to drive to the bakers on the other side of the valley.
The morning dew was heavy and as I crossed the river, the sun was lifting a mist from the water, I couldn’t have timed it better.
If you carry a camera around with you as much as I do, you’ll know it only takes a second to get a good shot, and it is often better to react quickly, especially when the light is so vital.
Ten minutes later, as I drove back across the river, with my warm croissants and fresh bread on the seat beside me, that golden light had faded and the moment of magic was gone.
Moral of the story, it is never a waste of time to pack a camera, even on the most everyday errands, and when the light is right, then you just don’t hesitate.