Whenever I think we’ve pretty much maxed out a location, at least for the time being, I’m proven wrong every time. It’s only human nature to seek out patterns and actually different patterns. No matter how often we visit the same place and even the same subject, our minds search for new ways to view/see the same thing. All that we have to do is to keep out of our own way and let it happen. Letting go of pre-conceptions sounds easy……..it’s not. For a few, it’s just the way they are wired, but for the rest of us, it takes some work.
First off, to even be aware of our pre-conceptions involves a heightened sense of self awareness, unfortunately a state to where most of us seldom, if ever, arrive. However, luckily (or unluckily) for me, my Italian guilt background has a hard wired aspect to it, which is not always good, but does get me into the heightened self awareness realm. Also, as a jazz musician, the improvised thought process and innate ability to let go of preconceptions is totally transferable to the more spontaneous aspects of photography.
I am surprised that I have been able to take a step deeper into interpreting Magnolia gardens on our first short outing before our first of two workshops begins on Sunday.
Here’s a small gallery from the day.
Watch this space for more from Charleston!!
Thanks for taking the time!