"We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds."
Ruth St. Denis
When this scene was first starting to develop I was located on the point directly ahead in the image above captured in Michigan. The longer I waited the more I started to realize that the cloud formations were moving past me and therefore I was going to need a better vantage point for capturing the beautiful cloud structure that might be coming. The dilema was 1) that I didn't know the area well enough to know what kind of vantage point I would have from "over here" and 2) by leaving and "exploring for a better position I was afraid I would miss the light show that I was anticipating.
Moving to a perceived "better position" is one of the big road blocks I encounter during a lot of searches. A little voice will say "stay, be patient, it will happen" and the other voice is saying "move it!" Now the easy solution would be to cut down on my med's, but that's not an issue in my case. For whatever reason the "voices" or otherwise known as experience or instincts are very strong and often opposing.
Trusting one's instincts is as important in doing creative work as it is in real life and I learned some of this by not only reading different photography blogs, but also through my attendance at a couple of Tony Sweet (www.tonysweet.com) workshops and, of course, life experiences behind a camera. Just as in real life, experiences of living teach us much about right choices......some of the time.
In this case I'm so glad that I moved, but even while I was driving to the second location I was fearful of missing the color that I thought would come, yet trusting my instincts turned out to be the better option....in this case.
Trusting in one's instincts is so important since it makes use of years of stored information, experience, knowledge and associations. It will usually turn a "maybe ?" into a positive "YES!"
The other thing I had working for me is the fact that I understand that there will always be another sunrise, another rainbow, another foggy morning. ALWAYS!
Sic 'em Bears...a new Baylor football season is just days away.
Have a great Labor Day Weekend and thanks for joining me here.
For more views of my work visit;
A Piece Of Work, Spirit Lake, Iowa http://www.apieceofworkinc.com/
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org
Side Street Gallery, Arnolds Park, Iowa www.okobojiimages.com