A Little Introspection

Sitting in a cancer infusion ward for hours on end tends to make one think a little deeper, about what is important, and what is not. These are very brave people, coming and going.  Some are sicker than others, some are young, some not so young.  Cancer does not discriminate.

What is really important to me, are my family and friends.  Without them, I would not have the drive to pursue my dreams.  I am very clear about that.

With all that said, I feel it is very important to find what inspires you.  I frequently tell people that I shoot things that I am passionate about.  I remember how I used to go in phases, airplanes, flowers, etc. etc.  Now, I’d like to think of myself as more seasoned, more refined, but by no means have I changed my philosophy on shooting what I’m passionate about.  These days, I am very passionate about capturing beautiful light.  However that shows up.  I think what sets a lot of photographers apart is their ability to “see light” and capture it in ways that enhance, rather than ruin an image.

I take the same point of view when I am processing my images on the computer.  For me, it’s about enhancing my vision.  My camera will capture the light, but I am the only one who can make that vision a reality.  Having the ability and means to capture and manipulate light is what is important to me.  I am not satisfied with mediocrity. I strive to be better and better every day.

6 thoughts on “A Little Introspection

  1. Your ability to see light is what sets you apart from most 'photographers.' Also your ability to see beauty in the most over-looked places! I wish I had half of your talent.

  2. Ahhh, Linda, thank you so very much. You are very kind and I really appreciate your taking the time to leave a comment.

    You don't give yourself enough credit, my friend. Believe in yourself. I believe in YOU.

  3. Hi….your post tells me that in your inner being you are balanced and contented with who you are….this is very good…..Recognizing that light is the common element that drives good art is so good to know….some famous painters are famous for their use of light.
    I am proud of you my daughter for the way you have managed to make your life such a happy one and so full of love. It is a pleasure to be around you and Bek and of course, JENNA.

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