Clouds race towards the horizon at sunrise, above Bear Gulch Reservoir - Pinnacles National Park.
Canon 17-40 f/4L
Lee .9 GND Soft
Lee Big Stopper
Story: Week 45 was a difficult one for me, but it provided some useful insights.
I spent most of the week driving straight home after work. I wanted to take photos, but I couldn't settle on what of, or how. For me, that's about as frustrating as it gets. I felt like I should be doing more with my photography, but also felt trapped, unable to act on such strong feelings. By the end of Thursday I was in ruin, depressed, and frustrated.
Only then did I decide I was sick of my own inaction. In an hour I had my bags packed, and the following afternoon I was off to Pinnacles National Park on a completely self-serving, solo photography mission.
I rose early every day, beating sunrise to the local reservoir and hiking some 12 miles over the course of the weekend. It was inspiring, refreshing, and really helped me re-center on what I want out of my photography. I also had the incredible opportunity of having 6 incredibly rare California Condors give me a fantastic flyby.
I've also settled on what my next photo project will be!
To all of you who have followed me thus far in my journey, I hope your weekend was as pleasant as mine turned out to be. God knows, we all need a break now and then.