Sunday, January 19, 2014

Not Taking Pictures...

Here we are halfway through January, and I haven't taken a single picture yet this year. So, I thought I'd do a post about NOT taking pictures.. you know - to let you all know I'm still alive and well. It's not wrong to not take pictures, is it? Maybe a bit of a creative block. I'm definitely not a winter person, and I envy photographers who are able to find beauty in winter. Nope... not me!

Actually, I am very pre-occupied with other things lately, some of which I hinted at in my two previous posts. I am convinced that in the world's economy, something terrible is coming - a "perfect storm" that will be more or less global. I hope it's not real soon, because, although I'm working on measures to have myself and family somewhat ready, I don't think I'm nearly ready enough yet. Yet, I am convinced, everything, however small, that a person can do, is better than doing nothing at all.

When this does come about, I'm sure it'll make for some amazingly historic photo opportunities!

But then, I think, I must be crazy... what if all this is wrong... after all, isn't everything "to big to fail"? Well, most people are living that way, I notice. Or maybe, it'll be more like "we're all too small to fight against the failure!" That does sound ominous, doesn't it? It's not that I'm worried... it just seems to me a sensible thing to be as prepared for a rainy day as one can possibly be.

I do know one thing... from thinking this way, and taking whatever small actions I can to try to be ready, has changed my overall mindset... so that when I do start taking pictures again, there will probably be a noticeable change in my photography to go along with that.

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