Well it’s official. Less than a week after being immobilized by a broken foot, my enthusiasm for embracing adversity is teetering dangerously on the brink of a less optimistic outlook. Needless to say, I am ready to get the hell out of the house…
Believe it or not I am trying to stay on the positive side of things. Even though I am bummed about not being able to get out like usual and having to put a few photography projects on hold, it has made me slow down and enjoy other things closer to home.
I guess everything has a reason and I am appreciating some finer things it has brought. I’ve been relegated to the living room with our three month old son, while my wife is at work and I am really enjoying slowing down and being in one place with him.
It’s been a joy to be able to spend so much time with him now.
It’s also given me time to think a little differently about photography and focus on things closer to home. I think being forced to work within certain boundaries forces us out of our complacent or repetitive habits and sometimes opens up new expressions or styles we may have been on the brink of realizing.
This kind of goes along the lines of forcing yourself out, for example, with a single focal length lens and using that exclusively to see what it forces you to do. Great exercise. Along the same lines as maybe hobbling around your backyard on one foot and seeing what strikes your fancy.
Finding abstract compositions in the ordinary.
So that’s what my focus is going to be this week and I will hopefully have some shots up here soon of some examples.
For now I’m appreciating being forced to slow down and be in the moment…