Do you ever feel full of thoughts but have no idea what to say?
....er, just wondering....
Alright! I know what to say....
Since I've been taking advantage of the winter months inside to go through old images from the year before, I've been disappointed at how many times I've missed a shot because it was blurry or not framed right and I cannot get away from the realization that, sometimes, I just have to use my tripod.
Talk about awkward and gawky! My lovely tripod and I get quite tangled up with each other; so, I've decided that, this March, I would practice every day with my dancing partner to see if we might not be able to start working more fluidly together. There's no pressure to have 'perfect' shots. The goal is just to keep at it to see if I might discover something along the way.
I have no idea why but, after two days, I started feeling silly and wanted to run away from it. I wasn't sure what to point my camera at. Unwittingly, the images feel like emulations of other photographers whose work I admire. (Just how DOES one take an original image of a flower, anyway?) Well, I suppose it's the sincerest form of flattery.
In the meantime, I've decided to stop blushing about it all and to just keep going. One can't steer a parked car and if I ever want to discover a possible fresh vision of my own, I just have to hack away at it. I'm still shooting from the heart, though, and the time spent with this bouquet of flowers was refreshing and fun, which is the best part of photography, anyway.
"If you want to be creative, you need to continually become a beginner."
~ Julieanne Kost