Don’t Always Stick To The Time Factor
Often people can be traveling and they have an end point to get to. They can be focus so much on this end point that they just don’t allow time to capture that unexpected landscape, piece of art or any other worthy subject that might be worth photographing.
If you want to grow in your photography and to broaden your skills as a photographer, then one needs to be able to have the flexibility to dis reguard the time lines and constraints that we might be under.
I’ve heard all too often…”We were traveling to Uncle Jacks and we saw this awesome shot on the side of the road, it would have been an awesome shot. I wish we had stopped but we did need to get to uncle Jacks by…”
What Vicki and I love doing is when we are out and about on the road, we love having the flexibility t0 change things mid course. Even when we are shooting for out vlog stories on our you tube channel, if we come across something that is worthy to photograph, we will stop and do just that.
I have learnt over the years that it always pays to stop and to photography that subject that is before you that you never planned for. For those who have heard us speak before, will know how often we mention this.
This series of pics were taken on the way home from doing our Silo Painted Tour and we saw this strange piece of quirky art in the middle of a clay pan. What made the shot for us were the amazing awesome skies and I have said this so so so often in the pass and will continue to say it in the future, that it is the skies that give depth to the landscape . The landscape without the sky is naked.
With the quirky piece of art and an awesome skies as the back drop, this scene was just waiting and demanding to be photographed. As we were in our own little piece of paradise we observed countless cars just drive past. If only they knew what they were missing out on.
It does take a discipline to break the habit of always having to be a place on time but if you can break that habit and have a little more flexibility in your driving from A to B, you will enjoy he drive more, you’
You’ll have more fun with the camera and when you get home and view your pics, you will bb so happy and thankful that you did stop to find time to take a few pics.
The road trip home or going to your destination will always be remembered by the pictures that you took on the way there to your destination or on the journey homeward.