Even on the "OFF Days"
I was a bit out of it today. Even though I got up at 4:30am to go do pictures I felt lazy most of the day. I distracted myself on the phone a ton, sat in the car a bunch reading stuff and just mostly felt a bit sluggish and unmotivated.
I barely covered any ground... like 1 town in the morning and then a 20 mile drive over the course of 6hrs (including a nao) until I got into historic Salem area in North Carolina.
Finally at around sunset I was feeling a little anxious because I wanted something great to show for the day.
I was in a historic area that was very pleasant BUT I made a last minute decision to go to a church that I'd passed a mile away.
I kept on going back and forth about where I should be. Even as the sunset colors started to appear in the skies I still hadn't acted.
But I knew I wasn't going to be complacent where I was so I rushed to the car and made the short drive back to this other church.
Yep... I felt much better after that. I mean not as good as other days. But I do feel better now seeing that I have a few solid shots, I thrive on being productive. (can't say if that's good or bad... it is what it is... good thing I'm usually productive)HIDDEN MESSAGE
I think the hidden message in this for photographers is that one good talent is to be able to push the emotions to the side sometimes and just perform. Just do what you know how to do and make it happen.
When I got there and I was taking pictures I wasn't thinking about lazy or wasted days, I was just... Photographing... problem solving light and angles. It's refreshing.#blogged http://blog.jarviedigital.com