Photography is really about patience. Waiting for that moment when it all comes together. When an image becomes more than just a random capture and becomes an image evoking a theme, an emotion, a physical connection.
Not to say there isn’t urgency in photography. There is. There may be times where one needs to hurry. I’ve done it. Most of us, if not all of us, that enjoy photography have done it at one time or another. For any number of reasons, patience can become unhinged. Preparation can turn into reckless abandonment in the quest to get the image. Read my blog “Shoulda Coulda Woulda” if you haven’t yet. To get the image I shared in that blog, I literally ran to the spot to get the image. I was lucky that I captured that image. A minute later and it was gone.
Shoulda Coulda Woulda
I rediscovered this past week the beauty of finding images right in my own backyard. I saw the first frost of the season and the impending beautiful sunrise. Photographic opportunities are never far. They can be as near as the front or back door of your residence. Practice patience using the “landscape” of your property and look for the different where you see the same every day. Walk back and forth. Sit still. Look near. Look beyond. Watch the light. Watch the shadows. Watch the movement. Watch the stillness. Take. Your. Time. Hopefully, you’ll begin to see things in a different way. Begin to experience things in a different way. Begin to see that photgraphic opportunities are never far away.
By the way, one does not need a fancy DSLR camera to enjoy photography. These 2 images above were taken with an iPhone 8+.
Any comments and thoughts are always welcome regarding the blog and/or image(s) posted. Feel free to share them below in the comments section. Thanks for allowing me to share with you “images from a quiet world”.