My Name Is Mike and I’m… Coffee Addict
I have to admit, I don’t really like to talk about pictures. They should speak for themselves and that’s it. However, I think it is always good to introduce little behind-the-scenes details. It always gives an idea what’s the story behind the photo. And the point is not to complain about how tough the photographer’s life is (cause it’s really not that bad) but to introduce to others a bit of his workflow. Well, at least mine. So that’s the short explanation of how I ended up taking pictures at Loch Lomond shores. Of course, apart from the fact that the entire Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is one of the most picturesque places in Scotland.
Probably the hardest part of landscape photography is to wake up early and go to take pictures. Especially in Scotland when you know it’s going to be windy and rainy almost every time. And there is nothing you can really do about it. You just have to live with that. However, the probability that the weather will be sunny is still higher than the chance you will eat something seasoned and tasty in a Scottish restaurant. And the fact is that I saw the Sun in Scotland about twice says a lot. Once on a postcard from L.A. and the second time here at Loch Lomond. So it really helps when you find motivation and a good excuse that help you to go outside when the whole world (only in your mind) is against you.
Mine is coffee. An indecent amount of strong coffee. However, the overdose amount of caffeine in my blood is not the only thing that I need every day. I have to drink it somewhere in a place with a stunning view. Where I can get the resolution “a little bit” higher than 4K. Even if I have to drive for 6 hours to get there before sunrise. Believe me or not but coffees taste changes drastically. Especially during freezing mornings when it lets you truly appreciate every sip of that warm drink. That’s what gives me real joy and makes my day. To me, it just sounds like a perfect excuse to go out and about and to take some pictures.
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