Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chasing the Light

I need to stop chasing the light.
"Chasing the Light" a popular phrase in landscape photography, has become too literal to me.

No I'm not giving up photography.
It is in the interest of bettering my photography, that I say this.
No more, leaving the house after the light looks good.
No more driving around like a mad woman hoping the stoplight doesn't change red before I get through it.
No more searching out subject matter that "will do".
No more adjusting my camera settings while I drive.
No waiting for whoever thinks they're going with me.
No jumping from the vehicle, struggling with my tripod, as the sun dips below the horizon.
No more racing up a mountain, trying to be faster than the sun setting behind a different one.
 There will be no more chasing the light.

I will already be there. I will know where "there" is, in advance. I will go by myself. 
I will drive safer. I will be at peace. I will enjoy the experience. 
I WILL be a better photographer.

From this day forward, whenever possible,
I will "Wait for the Light".


  1. To look at your work Linda, you'd never know that you were guilty of all your "No mores..."! Keep up the good work!!

  2. Excellent post. As an aspiring amateur photographer, many times I find myself chasing the light only to be moments late of that great shot I was aspiring to get. Love your work.

  3. LOL, truer words were never spoken. Alas, my busy schedule causes me to chase.


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