The magic of unpredictability in photography

As far as I could remember, I’ve had everything planned. From what I studied, where I would go to school and so on……………

The only problem was that life gave me a rude awakening and taught me that things don’t always go according to plan. It took me a long time to admit this. For many years, I was the girl that felt like she had no purpose (sometimes I still feel that way). I was the girl that felt like a failure. For a long time I did what was expected of me as I no longer knew what I wanted out of my own life.

The only way I knew to cope was to pick up my camera as often as I could. I know that it sounds like a cliché, but please let me explain.

Each time I picked up a camera, I was in control, I know what I want to photograph and I know the outlook that I’m hoping to obtain. This was a feeling that I liked and a feeling that was foreign to me. For once I’m behind a camera, it’s almost as if I was back in control of my life. That feeling brought me a lot of peace and still does. Everything else that is rushing around me slows down considerably.

I continued to follow this feeling to this day. Photography has been the most amazing unpredictable thing that has happened in my life.

I chose  to add this particular image to this post is because it was an unpredictable capture. I do not usually take image during the summer as I like a specific look that a full sunny just does not provide. During the summer, they are simply no clouds which simply doesn’t not work for me. I headed out that day to help out a friend with a video then this image popped into my mind. I wasn’t sure what the outcome would be but I captured it anyway. As I set up the tripod to capture the image, a single lonely cloud rolled through.

I captured the image along with a couple more I did not like the end result so I haven’t edited them as yet.

What is an unplanned image turned out to be one of my favourite images.

 

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