Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tip #48: Be Flexible

Winter Frost - Stillwater, MN
Canon 5D MarkII + Canon 300mm f2.8L IS

Observation #1: Life is unpredictable.
Observation #2: When faced with the unexpected, humans can adapt.
Inference: A good plan does not ensure a predictable outcome; flexibility is a requisite for succeeding in spite of extenuating circumstances.
Needles on Needles - Stillwater, MN
Canon 5D MarkII + Canon 100 f2.8L IS-Macro
In my scramble to assume control of the uncontrollable, I am comforted by the lessons learned during my photo walks. Faced with the limitations of life and work, weekend mornings are sacred. Although they are poorly planned, my participation is almost certain. Some are quiet moments in a lonely wood, while others are excursions with my closest friends. Regardless of the company, these pre-dawn adventures rarely turn out as planned. Rather than wallow in disappointment, I embrace the opportunity to transform the unpredictable into a creative expression.
Drip - Stillwater, MN
Canon 7D + Canon 300mm f2.8L IS
Rigidity is the enemy of creativity; flexibility is an essential ingredient for realizing your vision. Try not to predetermine your experience as light, climate and life will conspire against you. Rather than force the moment, be a witness and capture life as it happens.
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