Life is full of options -too many sometimes. It’s hard to find balance. We have so much more than we used to, and still, not quite as much as we’d like. Sometimes it even gets hard to do things we like -there’s not enough time, we don’t have what we
need want, and it’s a cold and ugly Midwest winter. That was my excuse for photography anyway. I noticed though, somehow others still find the time, ignore the cold, and crank out great images regardless of where they are and what they have. So today I gave myself a little challenge… well it was more like a mandate. I gave myself one hour, on one bike, with one camera, and one lens. No zoom, no tripod, no flash, no bag, no backup, and in the overcast, Midwest, midwinter light. The only requirement was that I took pictures of something -and got a little exercise.
I found myself downtown… at rush hour.
But I found pictures. They actually were always there if I’d taken the time to look.
My only confession… it took me an hour and a half.
Get over it -what you have is enough… even in the big city.