Wednesday, September 9, 2009

111 - Effortless




Canon 5DmkII, 16-35mm at 16mm, iso100, 1/15 sec at f/8.0, +CPL

There is a feeling of effortless effort when passion is connected to a process. It is amazing to me that when I am creating images the aches and pains in my body seem to disappear for that time. Photography is my meditations.

6 comments:

Deb said...

STUNNING the sky the way the dock leads my eye deeper into the image...great color too. BEAUTIFUL

Sean said...

and fantastic images they are. Keep doing it!

TJ Avery said...

I love the diminishing perspective of the pier - it's a classic way of creating depth. I like the cloud patterns that kinda lead you to the center (i.e. everything in this photo sucks you inwards).

The bright spots of clouds on the middle-left and also in the center are blown out a little. It's just a bit distracting. I realize how hard it is to capture a scene like this with very bright spots and have them look natural in the photo, so you did well regardless, IMO.

Anyway, aside from the great photo here, I enjoyed your comment a lot. I have felt this way (effortless, so to speak) a few times, and in those times I have enjoyed my greatest moments of photography.

It is an amazing thing to be so engaged and "sucked in" to a process as to completely forget your senses. I've been there a few sweet times and wish I could visit on a regular basis. It is indeed a fantastic meditation as you come out on the other side refreshed and feeling high (naturally ;-)

Anna said...

Mike, truly amazing. Anna :)

J. L. T. said...

And many thanx to you, that you always share your wonder-ful meditations with us! I would miss those dreamful skies and colors! Have a nice weekend!

Mike H said...

Deb, Sean, TJ, Anna, J.L.T., thanks for your comments and continued support...