Photography

Not Now, Dagnabit!


The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a flat tire

We all experience frustrations each and every day. Our expectations go unmet, our plans blocked, our wishes go unfulfilled…we discover that our lives are subject to forces beyond our control.  The tension that permeates our bodies and minds when we are late for an event, interrupted at work, or sitting in traffic  can interfere with our well-being in profound ways. The small frustrations and irritations wield such power over us because they rob us of the illusion of control. However, every problem is a potential teacher—a confusing situation is an opportunity to practice mindfulness, and difficult people provide us with opportunities to display compassion. There is a natural human tendency to invest copious amounts of emotional energy in minor frustrations in order to avoid confronting those often more complex issues on our plates. It is only when we let the little stuff go that we discover that the big stuff is not really so devastating after all.

This image was shot at Bernardo Winery in San Diego, California. The number of rusty vehicles, farm contraptions and other curious objects can keep a photographer occupied all day! The Winery is host to many Weddings and Engagement Parties and is an excellent venue for couples portraits or some fun Vintage Photo sessions! Taken with a Nikon D90 DSLR equipped with a 10-20mm wide-angle lens, it was important to maintain stability, even with reasonably fast shutter speeds. For this, we almost always use a tripod. Not only does this prevent the camera from inadvertently moving during shutter release, but it forces the photographer to slow down and compose the vision.

PS “Dagnabit” a mild expression of frustration uttered for polite company from the convolution of “God Damn It”

About these ads

6 responses

  1. Love the B&W treatment here. Brings the texture out nicely

    June 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

  2. man I hate it when that happens.

    June 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm

  3. Adam Allegro

    Cool shot!! I would love to know this vehicle/tire’s history. Digging the B&W HDR treatment.

    June 7, 2012 at 5:02 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,992 other followers