Monday, November 10, 2014

Not a Single Photo.

For a reason unbeknownst to me, I've just felt ho-hum today. Nothing triggered it; today has just been one of those days. That's what it is to live with depression. Sometimes, you eat the bear.

Sometimes, the bear eats you.

To work myself out of my funk this afternoon, I went to a local park to try and shoot some photos. I walked the trails, bobbing in and out of trees, standing on rocks, hopping over logs, squatting next to the water's edge. I photographed a big fat nothing. No luck finding anything of interest to take a picture of. Shooting film is expensive, so I try not to waste my pictures on common place scenes and things I can witness all the time. The sun had crawled lower in the sky, so I'd hoped to get some great light reflecting off the autumn trees. Alas, that didn't happen.

No matter what I tried, I simply couldn't get anything to work right.

Taken in perspective, I handled myself today much better than I would have a few years ago. Sure, nothing worked out as I planned today, but that's okay. I returned home having not taken a single photo. Yet, tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow is another chance at having a great photo shoot. Tomorrow is... well... tomorrow!

Many of you whom read this blog are photographers. Tell me, how do you handle days where you just can't seem to snap a decent photo? I couldn't be the only one whom has experienced this phenomena. Would you rather shoot a bad picture versus no picture at all? Or, would you rather wait until a better photo opportunity comes along?

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