Sometimes I think that if it was not for the moon and its cyclic nature keeping me engaged in photography that I might drop off the photographic map. Photography has grown to be something of a second nature to me. Its not something that I do anymore as much as it is something that almost defines who I am.
When I leave the house on any venture the first thought that comes to mind is whether or not the camera needs to be with me. Early on, a serious sense of insecurity would wash over me if I left anywhere without my camera. I was afraid to come upon a scene and not have the means to capture it. I could not fathom what I would do coming back without being able to share what I had seen. What I failed to understand back then was that the camera was not the only way to convey what was experienced out ‘in the field’. Today, using the large format camera capturing those fleeting moments that you happen upon slip by so quickly that I would not be able to capture them before they slip away while setting up the camera. So by virtue of the camera I use today, it has forced me to relax and just take things as they come.
If I happen to out specifically to photograph with the large format camera, then things tend to be more serious and I work with seriousness in mind. If I go out now not specifically looking to photograph then I tend to relax and enjoy the scenery without the worry of missing anything, because I can still enjoy the scene myself. Save for the monthly moon photos, it would seem to you, my readers, that I have not shown anything but that. The reality is that I have been regularly engaged in photographing in Reality. Further the realities of life have reared there ugly head as well consuming my time as try to sustain myself and family. So while I have continued to engage in what has become second nature to me those of you who only interact with me through this virtual world might think I have dropped off the map, but in reality I have just been missing in action. There are only so many hours in a day and unfortunately after everyone and everything is done taking its time from me, you my virtual friends receive the short end, or in some cases no end, of the stick.
I know I have said before that I would try to be more regular in posting and releasing new work, and while that still is the decision I would love to take, my and is sometimes forced otherwise. None the less, I do have much to share with you in the next few weeks as 2012 comes to a close. I will be updating both the web journal as well as the website with my ‘best of 2012′ images. So please stay tuned. For now, enjoy this photo titled ‘Indecision’ that was made along the Big Sur coastline along the central California coast.