First of all, I must say that I have a new favorite quote, and I got it from David Hobby’s site, the Strobist. http://strobist.blogspot.com.
“They say: Half the world doesn’t know how the other half lives.
I say: Half the world doesn’t know how. The other half lives.”
Personally, I strive to be the other half.
This photo isn’t particularly anything special. It was shot in my backyard. Honestly, it’s hard to come up with new shots every day. Not that I dont like being creative and bending my brain to think of a new technique I want to try, I do like that. I wish I had more time to do that. But sometimes, I just want to casually shoot what I see. And I think this is a great reason for keeping a cam around at all times. I was driving through farmland NJ today to a friend’s house. It was one of the few times I didn’t have my cam with me, but I wish i did. Along the way I saw alot of places I would have liked to stop and try to photograph. Now maybe the images would be destined for the lovely swish/crunch of my mac’s trashcan… or maybe I would create my top portfolio pic. Who knows? And really, who cares? As long as I’m shooting! I did, however, take that approach in the backyard when I got the image above. Nothing spectacular, but it serves more as proof that it’s important to just keep shooting, whether the results be good, mediocre, or trash can material. The more you shoot, the more images end up in that “good” (or better, of course) category!