… and I don’t seem to have many new images.
I used to worry that I wasn’t making myself get out there and shoot – that I was missing out on opportunities.
I realize now that forcing myself to go out might be good for my photography, but it isn’t good for me. I have priorities in life that don’t always allow me to go out, and sometimes I don’t even want to (this happens a lot in the winter).
But I don’t worry about it as much anymore. This isn’t a short term pursuit – I won’t run out of things to say, of opportunities to shoot. Years from now I will still have a camera in hand. The world will be there – in some way or another, and so will I.
I am enjoying other things. But I am getting antsy to get out soon. 🙂
For now here’s one from way back. I took this on a cloudy morning in Victoria Lake Park near my house. I was never quite happy with the original, but recently I came across it and decided to play with it a bit. I cropped it a little and played around with the contrast and saturation in Photoshop to give it a bit more punch. I also added a warming filter to make it more inviting – the original felt cold and empty.
I normally try to avoid a lot of manipulation, but in this case I think I kept the tweaks fairly subtle, while bringing out something that I just didn’t have the skill to capture quite right at the time.
Let me know what you think. Too much?