While saying this is probably the kiss of death as far as any subsequent comments go, this is by far my favourite shot since I started this blog – just don't ask me to explain why. It's something to do with the detail, and the colours, and the quality of the light, but beyond that I really can't explain quite why I like it so much. But, as always, feel free to disagree ;-)
Oh, and if I hadn't been entering this shot for this week's Photo Friday challenge – Landscape – I would have called it "in amongst the light", which is rather more fitting than "Photo Friday: Landscape".
And that's the good news.
The 'bad news', if you want to look at it like that, is that I'm going to make a couple of changes to when and what I post to chromasia. Over the last month or so my expectations as to the quality of shots I should be putting up has risen to a point that I really can't sustain without seriously neglecting some other aspect(s) of my life. So, after just over four months of posting something every day, I may stop posting at the weekend (which will give me a bit more time to go out and shoot some decent stuff) and I may post some shots that don't quite meet the standards I've been trying to match over recent weeks.
And I suppose that part of my thinking has to do with the reasons I set up chromasia in the first place. First and foremost, chromasia is a means to an end, the 'end' being better photography on my part. And posting the best shots that I can take day after day certainly addresses that aim, but it's starting to wear me down a little. Another reason, to quote Amanda (from a recent discussion we had concerning the purpose of photoblogs), "photoblogs are personal journeys"; i.e. they're about my life, or your life – the things we see around us, the things that bring us pleasure, the things we think are worth drawing to the attention of others. And in recent weeks/months I think I've partly lost sight of that aim. So instead of always trying to produce technically and aesthetically wonderful work (at the expense of everything else) I'm going to spend a bit more time thinking about why I started all this in the first place.
3.39pm on 4/6/04