In Denver we are getting our first taste of winter today, so it seemed fitting to have a reminder of warmer weather.
I have had a nice long break to collect my thoughts and have some rest from weekly posting. I was feeling a lot of pressure from the constant cycle of shoot/edit/post, with editing being the challenge as I would frequently do all three in one day.
What I want to try now is to leave a buffer between the shooting and editing stages so that I can have more of an objective view when selecting which photos to process. We all struggle with liking a photo because it’s good versus like a photo because we can remember how we felt at the time of capture. For example, these photos are from three months ago. We will see how this goes.
A group from my church traveled to a camp in Westcliffe Colorado last weekend to help clean up after a wind storm. The storm was actually over a year ago, the damage was extensive with winds well over 100 miles-per-hour.
Back in the city winter doesn’t want to go away, we are still waiting for summer.
Last weekend, or more like a week and a half ago now, my wife and I went up in the mountains to a Young Life camp with the high school students we work with at our church. Not uncommon for an event like this a student took a trip to the hospital, and this time I was designated to go along as the responsible adult. The hospital visit lasted all night resulting in my complete exhaustion for the rest of the weekend. Why do I mention this? These five photos are my best ones from that weekend, and for each of them I really didn’t feel like shooting, but I forced myself to. After an all night stay at a hospital, I had reverted to survival mode, all I have to do is make it through the weekend, then I can sleep. But by forcing myself to shoot when I knew that I should, I created my best pieces. I have written here several times about re-learning. This is it again, I always hear people say “I take pictures when I feel like it”. But many of my best photos come from times when I don’t feel like it.