Yesterday was a day that made me wish I was a full-time photographer. I won’t go into details, suffice it to say it was not a fun day. For those of you who regularly follow this blog you will hopefully remember that I have a 365 project that I’ve been working on just 4 days short of a full year. I intend to make a very long and tedious post on the last day about the love/hate relationship I have developed for the 365 project. I will pontificate on said subject this coming Sunday the 30th of June, which by the way is the 365th photograph for the 365 project.
Having said all that I, early in the beginning of the project, looked for future subjects that I could photograph, in case I got desperate for an image. I reasoned that if I had a few of them lined up and were I to experience a creative block I could always take an image of them and that would keep the project going through the creativity drought.
The image above was one of my first safe guards. I reasoned early on that this was the perfect image to fall back on if I needed it. You have no idea how many times I stopped the car at this location to shoot this image only to say to myself I can find something else to shoot. I don’t want to waste this ace in the hole now.
So last night after driving a total of 78 miles in search mental tranquility and of a worthy subject to photograph for the 361st image I found nothing. Absolutely nothing. I attributed it to my work frustration and perhaps that indeed was the cause of my blockage. Anyway last night desperate for an image I finally cashed my ace in the hole. The first image is after a fair amount of Photoshopping and the second image is as it came out of the camera.
I probably could have spent a lot more time on the first image but what point would that serve. It would be a complete deception and that is not what my photography is about.
So only 4 more days on my project and I can put it to bed. I will write about it with mixed emotions because it has evoked some pretty strong emotions in me. I was told by many friends not to start a project like this and they may have been right. That discussion is for Sunday.
Enjoy your day. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.