Options

Despite the days storms, I jumped on my bike. With low expectations I headed into a bland sky. As the sun set I went down a dead end road with nothing noteworthy to shoot. I went back up the road  and decided to peak just around the bend at the bottom of the hill before I returned home. As I rounded the corner the sky opened up. I was like a giddy little school girl and just ran around shooting. This image is actually two photos merged. I spent a lot of time with my friend, Brian Martin, trying to figure out what to do with this, how to crop it, ect. There were a lot of options.

When I’m making images I like to start with as much information as possible so I have as many creative options later on as possible. The technician in me loves trying to figure the best way to capture visual information. The flip side of it is that it sometimes hinders creativity. I often find myself during the editing phase inundated with options.

We must all choose from our options carefully. The sum of these choices amounts to what we put out into the world. It’s in our choosing that we can provide some direction among the chaos of stormy days.

Taken with NEX-5n and kit lens (18-55) at 18mm. [ISO 400, f 3.5, 1/40]. September 8, 2012

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