As a photographer I have bins upon bins of pictures and hard drives upon hard drives of images. They need to be sorted and organized every once and awhile. When I do that I come across a few that are worth a second look. The image of a glacier in AlaskaI named “Challenge yourself”. I wasn’t climbing the glacier like the climbers were but I was challenged just by getting the image photographed. My asthma was pretty flared up with all the altitude changes we were making in a day. I insisted on bring my camera gear everywhere. My pack was heavy. That is as far as I could go with out going into a full-blown asthma attack. I picked a spot and started shooting all around me. It reminds me to “keep challenging myself but everyone’s challenges are different and that’s okay”.
The 2nd image is from a last-minute trip we took to Old Quebec. My best camera was being fixed so I had only a Nikon film camera, my Hasselblad (film also) and a Digital point and shoot with me. It was a challenge to not shoot how I was used to shooting. The images where amazing because I was thinking in a whole different way while I was shooting. This was also when I started learning how to use Photoshop. Now that was a challenge! What’s your project today? Is it a challenge?