While this isn’t a spectacular photo, I wanted to use it to share a little story about working with limitations and keeping your cool. Things go wrong sometimes and you have to just go with the flow. Easier said than done, I know! That rhymed lol.
Here’s the situation. Monica brought along her point and shoot canon to take photos on our little trip. She goes through cameras at an alarming rate because they always get sand or dirt in them. (Its understandable when you work with horses and live by the beach.) Fairly early on, during the first day of our trip, her camera began to malfunction. The lens cover wasn’t opening fully, blocking at least a third of it. Instead of getting upset, and cursing the canon gods, she saw it as a new challenge. She had to find a way to still get images she liked with the equipment she had. That meant tilting the camera and planning to crop later in post. It was inspiring watching her shake it off and keep her attitude of gratitude. She was just so grateful to be in a beautiful place with good company.
Now you’re probably wondering whats going on in this photo. She loves details and she kept noticing mushrooms along the trails. It took me a while before I began spotting them too. I’ve always heard that women are better at spotting details. Anyways, she wanted her photos to be from an insect’s perspective, so we can appreciate the world as they see it. To do that, she had to drop down to their level. Sure enough, every time we saw a mushroom, she got down and dirty without hesitation. I haven’t seen her photos yet, but they’re probably better than the ones I took while squatting because I didn’t feel like laying in the dirt =P