365-351 If you don’t try
These photos are the best I could do today. Let me rephrase that – the best I could do with what I did. I didn’t get around to taking a photo until late today. No big deal, it was just a holiday thing, running around doing errands with my wife, shopping, a late lunch, and in general having a nice Saturday. So when I thought about getting a photo is was already dark out. Since we were in the area, I thought about swinging through a nearby town, where I usually find something funky to shoot, hoping to get some kind of “Christmas scene”. But the town was dark and drabby with very little holiday “cheer”. Nevertheless, I parked the car and took a quick walk around the block and the best I could get was some window shots inside a dark, closed diner. It probably only took me a few minutes before I was back in the car and headed off for another errand.
Later at home, when I was viewing what I shot today on the computer, I realized my lack of effort hadn’t paid off. Big surprise. My wife, noticing my frustration while flipping through the files asked, “Did you even try to get a shot?” That’s when I realized, no, I guess I didn’t try. In all honesty, I don’t feel too bad about it. When I sit down at the end of the year and sort through what I shot I believe I’ll still have a nice portfolio of images even after I dismiss all of the bad photos. So, two more weeks to go and I can take a day off, smiling, knowing what I accomplished and learned. Pentax K20D, Super-Takumar 50mm.