Using a gimbal head to photograph sea birds at Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire.
The ghost of last year’s disastrous day trip to Bempton Cliffs has been laid! Last year, the forecast of early mist, lifting mid-morning, had been wrong and thick fog became even thicker by lunchtime with no prospect of clear weather – we could hear birds but not see much. To add insult to injury, trying to follow the birds that we could see made me motion sick. The saving grace of that day had been a visit to Rodley nature reserve, near Leeds, in the afternoon. I have discovered that I cannot work with a macro lens or with a long telephoto lens without becoming motion sick (not much chance of getting…