Photography

Living in The Now


Dont’ Let Yesterday use too much of Today

The past forms one parameter of our experience, while the future creates an area of hopes, dreams and wishes. We attempt to live today in between the two. If events of yesterday or tomorrow color today too much, today gets lost because time passes without conscious appreciation of what is happening now. If we invest in the future with many hopes, fantasies and dreams of what might be, we often overlook a present moment rich with its own gifts and beauty.

Being in the now sharpens our senses; our eyes to see and our ears to hear. We detect moments of opportunity with heightened senses, and we experience an enriched awareness of ourselves – our inner and outer motivations creating a more profound life. With this image at La Jolla Cove in California, one can hear almost hear the crashing of the distant waves and the swoosh of the outushing water revealing tranquility below in the tide pool.

Taken with a Nikon D90 and Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens mounted on a tripod, using a slow shutter speed and a polarizing filter to pierce the reflections on the water, the intention was to capture dynamics of the ebb and flow of the sea.

Dont’ let yesterday use too much of today!

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6 responses

  1. Interesting shot, like the movement.

    May 9, 2012 at 9:19 am

  2. Freeda Koopmans

    I think you captured it just right; and you’re right, don’t live in the past. Today is the first day of the rest of your life! Make the best of it and go forward.

    May 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm

  3. great post erik, I love the kelp in the foreground.

    May 10, 2012 at 2:42 am

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