Digging up a gem
So, this weekend I am in St Lucia. I am staying at the beautiful Morgan Bay resort, and catching up with James – newly appointed as manager out here.
He is doing a fantastic job, and things are well and truly being looked after for the time being…so that means I get a bit of time to myself – if it aint broke and all that. But the pain in the arse thing is that I have left my camera at home in Barbados.
What a clown shoes.
But not to worry – I will use my time productively I tell myself. I have been going through figures, looking at promotional material, and generally being good…but then my mind started to wander a bit, and I started to go through all of my photos on the laptop.
Because this whole photography thing is a very, very steep learning curve. The pictures I take today are, in my mind, amazing. But I will look back on them in six months and think “did I really take that sh**?”
If you’re not critical of yourself, you’re not serious…so imagine my rage when I saw this:
Yes, it’s nice – a big colourful, Bajan sunset. But really pretty basic – under exposed to get all that drama…but nothing special. So here I am, in the hotel lobby, muttering away to myself about how I should have made it more interesting, “bloody fool – put a tree or a guy or a boat, just something in silhouette to give it some freaking context. God damn rookie…” You get the picture.
And as I flicked through the next few images, I realised that the me of the past was not quite as out of touch with this whole photography thing as I had first surmised.
Hope you’re all having a great weekend guys…more gems to be uncovered soon, I am sure!
You may criticise to your heart’s content – but you captured an image, what you were looking at at the time – and I LOVE it! Oh yes, it is all the more appealing maybe with the added foreground, but sometimes I look at the sky and i know that if I tried to capture it with paint, people would look at it and think ‘the sky isn’t really ever like that’ – how vexing would that be?? At least you have an image /images to look back on, that will reinvoke the feelings and memories that you had at the time (nice ones, of course!!)