Down The Line

Down The Line

Finding new places to shoot is not always as easy as discovering a new abandoned landscape and relying on its unexplored decay as the focus of a photograph. Sometimes it takes the right set of circumstances to make something of it, such as the flowers that serendipitously appeared here, covering this piece of land one grey summer afternoon.

Which reminds me of something I was thinking about recently regarding patience as a virtue in the art of photography. While some days subject matter, interesting compositions, and beautiful light comes easy and obviously, there are times when nothing shows its face and rather than get down about not finding anything that stands out its important to realize that sometimes we have to be patient in the search. This is one thing that has really sunk in after pushing myself to shoot and share at least one photo every day for well over a year.

I often feel down when I go a few days without shooting a photograph but lately I have been quick to remember that I can’t always force a good photograph out of a day, especially busy ones with repudiative landscapes. As long as I don’t turn off my internal photo radar, I have started to let myself relax more when approaching photography from day to day. Its lead me to focus on shots that I want to take rather than ones I feel I have to take, if that makes any sense. Sure, life is short, but whats the rush?


  1. J.Duncan - Paperless Creations - August 6, 2014 at 12:24 am

    I just have to say that I have been a fan of yours for years!

    Great to see that you are still at this. I just bought a macbook pro yesterday, and the first thing I did was go and get a desktop image from fifty foot shadows to use as the background.

    Love it! Thank you for keeping on keepin on.

  2. Khürt Williams - August 6, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I often spot interesting things I want to photograph on the side of the road on my way to work. But … alas, stopping is not possible. The side of the road has nowhere to put a car and it’s usually a busy road here in New Jersey.

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