A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

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Taking Action

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Shadows and WIndows

Chase Jarvis interrupted me the other day. I was happily checking my google reader when I found this post. My answer to his question was: nothing. Well, actually I was sitting on my tush. I looked outside to ponder his question and saw I had maybe an hours worth of sunlight. What was I doing here? I’m not taking photos, that’s for sure. So, I put on my shoes and jacket, grabbed the camera and went for a walk. And, what did I find?

The sky was a clear blue and long shadows were starting to stretch across the parking lot. It was cold but that didn’t seem to matter. I actually came up with 4 decent images. What was most important was that I took action to take those images. If I’d stayed at the computer I would not have seen these gifts of sunlight and shadows nor would I have had the opportunity to photograph them. Shooting is what we love. How often do we find something else to do instead of shoot?


Written by Monte Stevens

December 8, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Interesting shot of the windows with the play of the shadows and that one window with blinds highlighted. Your right, Monte, it’s often easy to find reasons not to shoot. Good post!


    December 8, 2009 at 8:05 am

  2. I get this feeling most every day when I don’t shoot. I feel that I ‘should’. Sometimes I heed that feeling, other times not. However, each time that I do give in to this feeling, I’m happy that I did and I usually come away with something good. I’m glad that you stepped out and took a chance!

    Paul L.

    December 8, 2009 at 11:21 am

  3. @Earl and Paul: And, you know there is something satisfying to hear a camera’s shutter fire away. We now have some moment of time within that camera.

    Monte Stevens

    December 8, 2009 at 11:49 am

  4. I wish I were more consistent when it comes to overcoming the inclination to wait until tomorrow.

    Anita Jesse

    December 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm

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