I know I should have been working today. The reports, case studies, my thesis. It feels endless. But to be perfectly honest I just needed a day to be me. I went for a long run with the dog (ok, only 8.5kms but that is long for me), had a nap with the cats, helped my son with his homework and then went out with the camera. And to be honest for the most part I felt I was battling. I had intended to photograph the storm clouds but I'd go to one location and they'd appear to be over another. I'd race to the next spot only to find they looked like they were somewhere else again. I was enjoying being outside but there were no jaw-dropping photos to be had so I was a little discouraged. I had decided it was all good experience when I headed back past Nelson Bay - just as the sun was setting. It was stunning. This was the last photo I took and to make it even better I checked my watch in a panic, realising I'd been gone longer than I thought. Only 6.30pm! I normally love the longer daylight in the evenings over summer but in that moment have never been so glad that daylight saving is over. It felt like Autumn had finally arrived.