Overcoming Photography Procrastination: A Walk from Thurlestone to Bolberry Down

Struggling with procrastination and excuses, I’ve made a commitment to carry my camera on walks. Recently, I captured beautiful midday photos from Thurlestone to Bolberry Down, showcasing stunning cliffs and meadows.

Thurlestone Rock Devon

Procrastination is a thief of joy, especially when it comes to photography. As an avid photographer, I often find myself making excuses to avoid going out to take photos. Whether it’s too sunny, too wet, or not the perfect blue or golden hour, I convince myself to stay indoors. But who cares about perfect conditions? Photography is a personal joy, and I decided it was time to embrace it fully.

The Decision to Always Carry a Camera

To combat my habit of making excuses, I made a simple yet powerful decision: always carry a proper camera with me. Whether it’s my Nikon Z30 or Z6, having a camera on hand ensures I’m ready to capture moments whenever they present themselves. Recently, I put this into practice during a walk from Thurlestone to Bolberry Down.

A Walk in the Midday Sun

Despite my usual preference for the softer light of early morning or late afternoon, I ventured out in the bright midday sun. The route from Thurlestone to Bolberry Down offers some of the most stunning coastal views, with magnificent cliffs and wild meadow grasslands stretching as far as the eye can see.

Embracing Imperfection

The midday sun, though harsh, added a unique dimension to the photographs. Shadows were stark, colors were vibrant, and the overall effect was a raw, unfiltered portrayal of nature. This experience taught me that there is beauty in every light condition and that waiting for the “perfect” moment often means missing out on many great ones.

Capturing the Coastline

The photographs from this walk are a testament to the stunning beauty of the South Devon coast. The cliffs stood tall and majestic against the azure sky, while the wildflowers and grasses swayed gently in the breeze. Each shot captured the essence of this rugged landscape, showcasing its untamed beauty.

A New Perspective

By stepping out of my comfort zone and embracing less-than-ideal conditions, I discovered a new appreciation for the art of photography. It’s not just about capturing the perfect shot but about enjoying the process and being present in the moment.


Photography is a deeply personal and enjoyable pursuit. By overcoming procrastination and the urge to make excuses, I’ve rekindled my passion for capturing the world around me. The walk from Thurlestone to Bolberry Down was just the beginning. I look forward to many more impromptu photo adventures, camera in hand, ready to capture whatever comes my way.

Remember, the best camera is the one you have with you, and the best time to take a photo is now. So, get out there and start shooting!

Embrace the joy of photography, no matter the conditions. Whether it’s sunny, rainy, or anywhere in between, there’s always a beautiful moment waiting to be captured.

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