Quite often it is necessary to remove the clutter from your overworked mind, according to the Dalai Lama, one should seek at least an half hour each day to be alone, in order to refresh the mind. But,I find it necessary to get out in nature , hopefully at least once a week to free my mind. It works best for me to take the camera along, as this makes me look at things differently, and inversely causes my mind to concentrate on anything other than the reoccurring information that caused me to seek the solitude of nature in the first place. This event is best preformed by being alone, with no expectation of what to expect! Just wander the local park or sit at your local coffee shop, or in bad weather, retreat to your local library, find a seat with a view of the outside, and just wait...... soon you will be drifting away in a barrage of new thoughts and you will feel the weight of the issues you had earlier diminishing, and in some cases you’ll see some solutions that you didn’t see before.. Bonus points!
I even have had success by just escaping to the front porch late in the day, and plugging in some ambient music and watch the clouds flow by.
Give it a try, all you have to lose is a half hour if it doesn’t work, but I feel it will be time well spent!
NO NEWS IS NOT GOOD NEWS
Got the notion to start the blog again for some reason, but I have nothing to write about right now, but I know that will change soon, so stay tuned. As you can see below, you CAN get blood from a turnip !! I'll just squeeze my camera a little harder !
One of the hardest things about entering art competition is deciding what to entry, just because you like it doesn't mean that the judges will, or that the public will want to buy it, so I've decided it's an educated guess based on what has won in all kinds of contest and what people tell you that they really like, and then you pick from the one's you like. This photo was one that I couldn't decide where or not to enter in the SC State Fair, but after looking at it for 3 or 4 days I decided not to, but use another one instead.
I only shoot what my Mind's Eye sees