Thursday, November 7, 2013
It would be great if each time we were inspired we could simply drop what we're doing and immerse ourselves with our camera.
That's unfortunately not the case. I used to have lots of time to simply wonder through the woods along the Niagara Escarpment near Collingwood, Ontario. I had the time to set up my tripod, take exposure readings and compose the subject for interesting and hopefully exciting results. Ones success rate is greatly increased when one "takes the time to get it right".
Time is now a luxury, often I'm forced to make pics on the fly. It's disappointing, although my ability to compose quickly has become more acute.
This image was composed on the fly; the sun had broken through the clouds on I40 east of Ashville, NC. I had been dealing with an overcast sky and periods of rain when all of a sudden the sun broke through the clouds and lit up the surrounding trees. It was glorious, I managed to get away five or six shots and although they were captured with an iPhone and processed with multiple apps I'm happy with the results. It doesn't matter the camera format, what matters is the final result.