Starting the week in peace is the way it should go. Busy is fine. Chaos, not so much.
Unfortunately, Mondays are generally chaos. All of the people who didn’t need or want something last week, want it now. Immediately. At once. On their deadlines.
That’s been happening. A lot as the world starts to wake up again.
I’ve gotten a little smarter as I’ve gotten older — some would dispute that — and I schedule projects in realistic time.
When blowback hits as it always does, I ask the complainer if they want the picture good. They say, ” I want it great.” My reply is simple. “Another day.”
Sometimes that what anything takes. Another day. To test. To rework. Te experiment. To sleep on it. When it’s ready, it’s ready.
After all, I’m not a photojournalist on some skin tight deadline. I create stuff. Sorta. Well, most of the time. Oh, okay. Some of the time.
I think that’s how it goes with a lot of our tasks. We try to do two or three of them at one time. You know, multi task. How does that go?
I don’t think we are built that way. Our minds don’t work that way. I can think on a number of levels at once, but when it’s time to actually do the work I need to focus. On one thing. At a time.
How about you?
Trees in the sky. I want them to pop. It’s not necessary for everything to be sharp.
So, the softening technique seems to be the right tool for this approach.
That means that some of the work is done in Snapseed and imported into a big machine so I can also use OnOne. I do that even if I made the original frame with a big camera.
Often times, the only thing I need the heavy duty software is to implant the metadata. I can do everything else in Snapseed if need be.
This is about the last time that I’ll be able to photograph bare branches until next winter. I made this picture a few days ago. Walking by it a few days later revealed some little leaf buds on it. Spring.
That’s good. Time may be flexible but nature isn’t.
Stay safe. Stay mighty. You all know the rest. Enjoy all of your time.
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