Well what can I say. The lad who assaulted my son is being dealt with by the Police. His Mother and Father have gone absolutely mad and could not believe he did it. They were horrified when they saw the photos I had taken of the bruises on my sons face. The Police showed them. He has now got to apologise to my son in front of the whole school for his cowardly attack, he is also suspended for 2 weeks and is getting a few hours of community service and a caution. Although this was a brutal attack, the Police and school have been as hard as they can. I have to be satisfied with that. It is the first time this boy has been in trouble, hopefully this experience has scared him enough not to do it again, we live in hope.
Sam however is doing very well, although sore and bruised, he is looking forward to his public apology and getting back to school.
Now that's done, todays upload awaits.
This image caused me all sorts of problems, right where I wanted to be the sand was so soft that I kept sinking, along with my tripod. Not very good if you are using a longish shutter speed. I would get it all level, take the shot, have a look at the result, all blurred. Everytime I took the shot the tripod sank by about half an inch. While all these failures are going on, time is ticking by and the best of the sunrise was disappearing. Eventually the tripod settled and stayed where it was. Just taking the first shot after getting the tripod sorted and three dogs came running up from nowhere, all sniffing the legs of the tripod, I had to shoo them away before you know what was going to happen. I then checked and they had shifted the tripod. Aaaaargghhh. Anyway I finally got three shots off before the cloud enveloped the sun. Then rain, big fat rain, the kind that one drop drenches you. I must have looked like the Bionic Man putting the camera away, I think my hands must have been a blur. After that I took a brisk walk off the beach, looking like a drowned rat, up the fifty or so steps back to the car. I don't mind saying it, I was shattered, I needed to sit for 15 minutes before going anywhere. Not at the height of fitness these days. I needed a cup of tea. You know what I'm going to say next. Yes, thank goodness for the flask of tea. Instant energy builder. Well it is in my case.
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