Sometimes this picture is all you need. Sometimes nature fixes everything. Sometimes nature settles everything. Often as not, it’s not what you were hoping for.
We’ve had an awful lot of rain this spring. Something like 40 inches during a time when the normal rainfall is less than 20 inches. I don’t know what that means for our rainy seasons which is summer.
I do know that in six days hurricane season starts, with a heavier than normal year predicted. According to those folks whose job it is to know, there will be three major hurricanes to hit our shores this year. All the storm names will be used.
Even when storms turn out to be nothing, there is anticipation. There is a fear rising from deep inside. A remembrance of storms past.
Or, just the big one.
When I see clouds like this I’m amazed. Look at them. Wow! They seem to be boiling up from somewhere unknown.
The unknown. That’s where I’d like to go. Today
Point and shoot. F8 and be there. See it, shoot it.
That’s all this was. I wish I could tell you about some secret, but this is just literally walk out of the door and take a picture.
Post production was nothing too. I think I darkened the picture a little to help it be what I saw and felt.
That’s the thing. Feeling. That’s what matters. Today, we seem to be wrapped around taking pictures that show our technical prowess. Sharpness matters. Content matters. Pixels matter.
That all fails when you look at a bazillion pictures on Instagram or Facebook. Most of the pictures you see there are shallow and derivative. I find myself getting bored looking at them.
I’ve said I was leaving social media. I can’t seem to do that. As a working photographer I need it. But, I find myself liking less and less work as the weeks roll on.