Thanks to the snowfall yesterday and the GTA’s decision to not put out a decent response with snowplows and salt trucks, my drive home was shall we say… long. Of course this morning’s clear air with just the cloud coming off of the lake, provided me with a pretty decent sunrise full of golden light. Shooting sunrises is always rewarding though it does require a fair bit of patience as weather issies don’t always reveal themselves until the Sun is on the horizon.
I do prefer to shoot sunsets. Mostly because I have ample time to compose and set up my shots. Sunrise shots require a fair amount of faffing about in the dark making sure you’re set up properly and seconds lost are opportunities gone forever. Shooting a sunset is a bit more relaxed even though you’re still subject to the same weather issues that can ruin the whole thing. I do think that planning to do these shots almost always pisses off the weather gods.
This morning’s sunrise as good enough I regretted not having my camera with me. Though if you think they get pissed at you for using your phone, you can imagine the fit they throw if you’re using your DSLR. I should just set up the action cam to get the shots. It’s got a nice wide angle lens on it and the resolution is pretty good too.
Devil’s Gambit is a third of the way through it’s edit. It’s looking good. Road Maniac is prepped and ready to go to edit. I’m just trying to resolve some file size issues in regards to Amazon before I settle the final format. Kelly did a beta read of the pre-edited version of Devil’s Gambit and asked me if I was going to be bringing back one of the main characters in another book. Well this morning I had a good idea for that on the way in to the day job. So the solid answer is, yes, they will be back. I’ve decided to follow in the footsteps of Elmore Leonard and have all of my characters with the exception of the scifi stuff, inhabit the same world. This should allow me to make some interesting crossover choices for my characters in later books.
There’s some other stuff coming down the pipe in the new year but unfortunately I can’t reveal any of it yet.
Stay tuned though.