Noticed today something was missing. Couldn’t figure it out but something wasn’t right. It took a while to discover the reason for my troubling thoughts.
I was so sure of myself when the day began. I knew the subjects I wanted to make photos of and how I would go about making the exposures. Lens choice. Depth of field decision. Time of day. Where to stand on the sidewalk.
I was confident. So confident that I stopped thinking about the possibility of failure. It was humbling when I found myself struggling to make good photos. So humbling that I retreated, stepped away from my overconfidence, and settled into a study of what I thought was something now natural to me. How to make a good photo.
I’m still not recovered but I am in recovery. Maybe a good night’s sleep, a hardy breakfast, and acceptance of my intellectual frailty will make tomorrow’s photos better than today’s.
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