So many thoughts and I just can't get my head around why or what I am doing. I get paralyzed trying to think through everything and how it should be done, what it should look like, will it be good, so much so that I never start. Trying to balance those thoughts and actually getting something down, I am at least finally starting.
This is to be a place for me to journal my experiences with photography with where I am, what I am doing and maybe some thoughts about what I may want to photograph next.
From about 2003, when I bought my first digital camera, I shot mostly activities that my kids were involved with and as they have grown and moved on, I began spending more time with other photographic opportunities. Then on a trip in August 2015 to South Carolina, I went to one of my favorite places, Jones Gap State Park, with my wife to take a few photos. As I was taking some of my last shots of the morning, I was standing in the middle of the Saluda river taking a long exposure shot. It was to be a 6 second shot, and after starting the exposure, I turned to look at a possible new composition. Turning back to the camera, I saw my tripod begin to slide off of the slick rocks and as time seemed to stand still, $4,000 worth of camera equipment slowly submerged into the river. What I thought was extremely quick reactions to save the inevitable, it was not quick enough. As I walked back to where my wife was sitting, she could tell something must have happened when she saw my face. I did everything I could over the next few days and then upon my return home sent it on to Canon to see if it could be saved. I realized the news would not be good as the tracking indicated that it had been received and shipped back in less than an hour.
As a result of the event, my enthusiasm for photography for some reason also slid slowly away.