Light – Can You Wait?
In this little series of Light, I ask the question can you wait? Can you really wait? Many of us know the importance of light. We hear about it all the time but when it comes to the crunch, can you wait for the light to be right and to shine? 10 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour can make all the difference and transform a dull scene into one that is striking and breath taking.
In this series of pictures the only thing that has changed is the light popping and the last image was cropped from the top. The clouds have moved a little but ultimately it’s just the sun making its way through the opening in the clouds to transform the scene into that we all long for.
For a photographer, it is our dream to have a dark sky against an imposing landscape where the sun opens to radiate it in a way than one is lost for words.
On our workshops that we run, we are like a broken down records where we talk about the light and we talk about the importance of waiting and most would agree with that.However when it comes down to the bottom line in waiting for the light to pop when the weather is cold, the winds are strong and all you want to is not be there where you can feel the cold through your bones- could you do it?.
These series of pics is a result of waiting and waiting and waiting when during the wait, one thought that it was never going to happen. Remember , the shot never comes to you, you have to go to it.
When you do go to the shot, you have to wait for it to pop. Sometimes it works in your favour and there are times when it doesn’t . When it doesn’t go your way, it is always a good excuse to go back.
I think there is a lesson to be learnt here when the sun doesn’t go in your favour. It teaches us not to be spoilt people and that we can’t always get our own way. It also teaches us to appreciate it even more when it doesn’t happen and to be thankful for what comes your way. It teaches us to treasure those moments that stir the soul and light the light up on all fronts.
Wait and you can be rewarded and will be left with awesome memories.
For those who wait and have been rewarded with this gorgeous light, well done to you and you know what I’m talking about here. There have been many a time when I have been freezing and the body is saying, ” we need to go” but the mind is staying” we need to stay”. Mind should always win over the body. Light-Can you wait?