I was so happy to be getting away for the entire weekend. It was nice to be out in the middle of nowhere solitude calling. This is needed more often than not to take a step back and evaluate things. Always evaluate. I’ve been doing a lot of shooting over the summer. Some nature photography, where my heart is, but i’ve been exploring more portrait and commercial photography as well. One thing, this has changed is my eye a bit. But also made me slow down and really think about what it is I want to convey. When working with human subjects, I really started to learn how to make them re-act the way I want them to. So what does this have to do with shooting nature. A lot actually! It’s helped me slow down even more, take in the scene. What do I want to show here? What grabs me to this spot?
Spending the weekend in Blue Knob helped with this new concept even more. The cabin was rented, so I was in no rush to hurry back. Time stood still. I was able to slow down and be deliberate with my shots. I was focused on what I was doing. I really felt in-tune with my surroundings and was really able to take it all in.