I’m not really one for taking landscape photographs, though I do love landscapes. I simply don’t have the patience to spend hours carrying around tripods, filters, lens and the like, not to mention the waiting. I’m more of a ‘shoot from the hip’ kind of guy.
However, the past weekend presented an opportunity to go to a beautiful local park with my family. Some of the vantage points there are stunning and with fluffy clouds overhead, it seemed the perfect opportunity to give it a shot and see if it could renew my enthusiasm.
I didn’t enjoy the experience.
I guess that with a multifaceted discipline like photography, you typically end up veering towards what you like best.
The experience was positive in the sense that it confirmed that the process is too long winded…for me. We all have our likes and dislikes, and traditional landscapes are not something that is going to inspire me to go out of my way to shoot. The only other positive is that I have a new respect for those that can and do it well.
Just like the kids in the shot below (taken on the walk back to the car), I’m not interested.