Things are slow

I think I snapped the shutter on my camera twice this past week. I can’t even remember what for and I haven’t even bothered to look. I know it wasn’t anything worth shooting. It was probably just so I wouldn’t forget how to use my camera. 🙂

The upcoming holiday season seems to be the only bright spot this time of year. If you ignore all of the commercial BS, it is a time of year when people seem to pause and reflect. I’m not much of a reflector but I do like to pause on occasion and recharge my mental state. Although I seem to be busier than ever at work right now, I am still not putting in the hours that I used to in the past. And for that I am grateful.

So, if I haven’t been shooting, what have I been doing? Well, I have been playing my guitar more, I have been reading up on things I need to know (both professionally and artistically), and, of course, looking at the photography of others. I am finding that I like about half of the photography I see out there. Of that half, about a third is actually artistically good, another third is technically very good, and the other third has a combination of both, which makes for a good, interesting, and lasting image in  my opinion. That means roughly about 16% of the photography I view, I find interesting. Sure beats my own work which I find to be good 10% of the time and interesting 5% of the time.

So I still have work to do!

Here’s one of my favorites from a few years back. It has always been a color photo but I wondered how it would look in black and white.

© David Guidas

© David Guidas


  One thought on “Things are slow

  1. November 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Looks amazing! 🙂

  2. November 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Beautiful photograph , aren’t turtle’s just wonderful.

    • November 25, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Yes. Yes they are.

    • November 25, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Love the turtles. This one was a little shy and I had to use a wireless remote to shoot it.

  3. November 25, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Love the photo. Some photos just need to be in B&W, and this seems to be one of them. I can’t imagine it any other way.

    • November 25, 2013 at 10:59 am

      Thanks. I generally know right away if a photo should be B&W. This one took 2 years!!

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