Obscure outdoor detail (still at the Hearst Castle)
Movies have sequels, why not a Blog Post? So let’s see how I get myself out of the mess I made last week. I think I just might double down here with more outrageousness.
Bad photographs are a necessary part of everyone’s photography. As much as we don’t want to either see or be reminded of the face meltingly bad photographs we made earlier on our creative journey, these photographs are part of who we are. It's just part of our growth and progress as artists. We make lots of beginner photographs, followed by rank amateur photographs, leading to “kinda OK” photographs, followed by competent images and hopefully we achieve mastery of both technical and artistic processes. This path is not always straight and true and quite frankly some of us may ever reach the pinnacle of photographic image creation. We begin the creative journey without knowing if we will reach the destination and hope that the journey itself will be rewarding.
These old photographs can be considered postcards from our creative journey and have both a sentimental and instructional value. They are memories from our creative journey and they also remind us where we were, how far we have come and how far we have yet to go on our creative journey.Observant readers of this blog will note (possibly with some consternation) that the numbering of episodes made a significant jump between last week and this week. Do not fear, gentle readers, there are no lost blog entries in the Indiana Joe Archives. The fault lies in the inability of your humble author to properly count the blog postings. A few years back I decided it would be a wonderful idea to enumerate the posts herein. At that point I made an error in counting blog posts by attempting to count the individual posts and ignore the tabulation that comes with Typepad. We are now at one with the correct number of posts contained herein.
Seven years and five hundred posts. Wow. Let's keep going.