I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s too much going on around me, and it’s distracting me from my photography.
Not the camera – but the rest of it – the internet (in particular Facebook), the computer generally, the radio, the television – it’s all getting to be too much.
I know I’m not taking enough time over my photographs – I feel rushed…. complete this, edit that, mount up this one… and I know I’ve talked about this before – and still done nothing about it. Well from this minute forward I will – I promise.
I’m trying to be on a Facebook hiatus. I do check in to look at what’s going on from time to time, but nowhere near as often as I did. I’ve turned off the TV (other than Wimbledon) and I’m listening to podcasts only in the evenings.
I think that the more I can turn off technology, the more I should be able to concentrate on my photography – and do you know, it’s starting to work for me.
I’ve found more time for my edits, and am now looking at some photographs I took about 2 weeks ago and appreciating what I can do with them.
The plan is to go back to images I took ages ago, and re-edit them. I think that because of the rush to produce I’ve not always done my best, so I want to start again, and get some prints done, and keep up with the blog too.
Last weekend, was Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes – I was away (on family business) for part of it, but did manage to join a couple of other photographers on the Sunday afternoon. We shot some aircraft displays, and I purposely took far fewer images than I would normally do – and the results were much better. The other plus side was that I actually watched most of the displays – something I would normally miss, as I’d be hidden behind the camera frantically trying to track a Eurofighter as it shot across the sky.
Here’s a couple from last weekend then, a fast one, and a slow one……. the rest of the edits will just have to wait!