Climb Every Mountain
There is always a mountain to climb
On the whole life ticks along quite nicely. We plan our work and our home life so that we have a good work/life balance and along the way we encounter problems and disappointments. Many of these are small and insignificant and are dealt with swiftly as we move on to the next one. Many are there to determine the people we are and are character building. They make us stronger, more determined and better able to make the right decisions and choices in our lives. The same could be said for photography. Every time we pick our cameras up we are making choices and decisions; what lens to use, what settings we need, what lighting is available or how it can be improved.
That choice can make or break the image you are trying to create. If it fails we learn from it, change it and try again.
But every once in a while life throws you a curved ball; something that can pull the rug from under you; and leave you wondering if you will ever climb to the top of that mountain. Whether you reach the top or not is down to who you are and how you face these curved balls. There are some who will just crawl away into a dark corner, hoping it will all disappear, or there are those who will face it head on and say ‘Bring it on, do your worst, I am better than this’
I have had many failures in my photography; just looking at the trash on my computer shows me that. But I have now reached a point where my successes are greater than my failures, so I must be on my way up that mountain. My curved ball is here and has dealt a bit of a blow, so at the moment I find myself halfway up that mountain. I will pause a while, take in the view, check everything out, rest a while, then get on my way again. Will I reach the top – God Damn Yes I will!
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