"Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness." Benjamin Disraeli
Give me fog and I'm a happy man. Give me fog and some boats and I'm jumping for joy. Give me fog, boats and calm waters and I'm ecstatic. And while a scene like the above has me frothing while I'm clattering with equipment it's not without it's complications. As the sun rises the fog begins to fade I'm challenged by time. With calm water it seems that it's only a matter of time before a fishing boat putts by, but I can deal with sharing. If the fog thickens, as was the case here, the shoreline in the background disappears causing some confusion between the viewers eye and brain.
Obviously no two scenes are alike and sometimes even opposite extremes. Hence the title of the entry..."Tango Or Waltz". I have learned to enjoy the process no matter the speed that is engaged. I have learned to "take in" the scene as I'm putting gear together if the circumstance warrants a certain amount of speed...or lazily enjoy a sunrise/sunset scene since waiting is the result of arriving early before the "fireworks" start.
New photographers, having seen all the magazines full of beautiful images, are clueless to the work and patience involved with advanced stages of photography. This is largely due to the culture that we live within today. Fast...social media...instant gratification...publication in seconds...feedback in minutes. Unfortunately, most results of fine photography are achieved over days or months when one includes research, logistics, travel and final output.
It becomes a long empty road for many.
Sic 'em Bears". The 2015 Baylor football season begins in two days....vs. SMU!!
For more views of my work visit;
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org
Summer Wind Gallery, Arnolds Park, Iowa