[For posterity, the above YouTube link-once it inevitably breaks-was to Built to Spill’s song “Randy Describes Eternity” off their album Perfect from Now On.]
I already missed my first photo for the 2018/365 photo-a-day madness. I woke up this morning and realized yesterday was a blank, no shots. I had every opportunity, but just did not think of it. No excuses, just regrets 🙂 But, I am no quitter, hell it even gives me something to blog about so I might even miss a few more 🙂 Instead of packing it in, I am going to take the high road and press on.
[For posterity, the above YouTube link-once it inevitably breaks-was to The Cult’s song “High Road” off their album Static.]
I know some of you out there were worried I might pack it in and you would be robbed of my unflinching photographic eye, but rest assured that will not happen. I may even double-down and post two-a-day 🙂
[Image credit: “2018/365/025: Take the High Road”]
I know some of you out there were worried I might pack it in and you would be robbed of my unflinching photographic eye, but rest assured that will not happen. I may even double-down and post two-a-day 🙂 More seriously, I am not all that concerned, but I plan on carrying on because it is fun and it actually has pushed me into the habit of posting my photos to Flickr daily—something I failed at miserably the last two and a half years. I also find I am being a bit more selective, and even moving away from landscapes which are like shooting fish in a barrel here in Trento.
In fact, I have been trying to switch things up by getting a bit more macro or shoot something other than the gorgeous mountains all around me….
[Image credit: “Mixed Messages”]
[Image credit: “2018/365/023: Details”]
[Image credit: “2018/365/016: Petrified Possession”]
[Image credit: “2018/365/021: The Underpass at Twilight”]
Though it is not always easy to restrain myself:
[Image credit: “2018/365/018: The Walk Home”]
[Image credit: 2028/365/022: Bindesi in Stereo]
And all those with my phone, pretty insane when you think about it. What’s more, reflecting on my first few weeks of photos, it is near impossible for me to divorce myself from where I am. I remain stunned by the natural beauty of my surroundings, and it shows in just about every photo I take.
It used to be odd now mor humorous that people get caught up on perfect attendance in 365 photo projects. Out of 10 years I’ve bingoed only twice.
The beauty is of course making your own rules, and what’s best is seeing what you demonstrate- it can drive you to experiment with technique, low light, finding detail, generations shallow depth of field.
It’s all about what you do, not what you don’t do.
Thanks for the pep talk coach, I was pretty low there for a bit this morning. But that fresh mountain air got my heart running, and I twirled around the fields and sang my lungs sore, and now I am all better 🙂
Plus, I was on a roll!
Bingoing is overrated. I did for 10 years straight, but it was probably more anxious-OCD than art. Let it go. My streak ended after The Diagnosis™ this summer, when just didn’t feel like documenting stuff daily anymore. I’m back on the wagon, but am trying to be less obsessive about it.
Do it if you feel it. If you miss one (or two or a few or whatever), whatever. It’s supposed to be an outlet, not a yoke to bear.
Ironically, my desktop photo randomly cycled into Reverend Jim giving the devilhorns in Utah for Open Education. A photo I may not have taken if I hadn’t been all OCD about taking photos every day…