Friday, February 20, 2015

Look behind you

Don't get so focused (pun intended) on what you're trying to photograph that you fail to see what's in the other direction.

Allow me to get a little more philosophical. Musician-comedian Tim Minchin said the following in a commencement address:

I advocate passionate dedication to the pursuit of short-term goals. Be micro-ambitious. Put your head down and work with pride on whatever is in front of you. You never know where you might end up. Just be aware the next worthy pursuit will probably appear in your periphery, which is why you should be careful of long-term dreams. If you focus too far in front of you, you won’t see the shiny thing out the corner of your eye.
Sometimes it's not about yet another shot of amber clouds. Sometimes it's about the amber mountains in the distance as seen through a saguaro forest. Glad I saw it.