There’s alot to be said for setting goals. With photography I’ve always wanted to capture that flash of lightning as though that would define my skill. I’ve yet to capture that bolt of electricity as it comes from the sky.
Even with forewarning from predictors like WTNH Weather.com to get a good lightning shot you need to be prepared. A tripod is the tool of choice and even more important than that – the luxury of time – to set and position the shot means you need to prepare.
That’s the lacking ingredient for me. My work gets incorporated into employer’s product. I don’t always have full arsenal of tools that I’d need if I were out and about with weather as an assignment.
Thunder storms were predicted this evening even though it was sunny at 5:00 p.m. Off into Avon, CT I travelled and didn’t see any lightning. I stopped to zoom in on Queen Anne’s Lace and as the sky darkened kept my eye out for bolts of lightning. I saw a flash up ahead while I drove 40 m.p.h., not the most opportune time for me to set up.
Instead I decided to make my own lightning by capturing the colors from street lamps and wet pavement and then back at myself. Light is light and self can be as compelling as you make it.
Do you have goals you set for yourself – even in the midst of having little time?
Don’t think time is something you’ll have one day.
Instead, if ‘one day’ were today, you can start now – doing what it is you like.
Isn’t that the whole point of living your best life?