Another resolution I am making this year (starting today) is not to tarry when I see great light. Great light doesn’t wait for you, great light doesn’t give a crap about your schedule — You wait for great light and when you see it you must grab it by its invisible balls.
Yesterday was an amazing example. I woke up and thick fog was everywhere — Everywhere!
I LOVE FOG.
For me, fog is great light. It evokes a rare special mood and feeling.
.…but I’m a busy dude and work beckons me constantly so I checked the window periodically while I waited until I was ready to shoot. Guess what — once I was ready the fog had almost dissipated. Boy was I upset : (
So as a last resort I got into my car and chased the fog until I found the best patch I could find. It was okay fog and I think this self-portrait is not bad.
Point is — Now I have think about what could have been instead of knowing that I was shooting at the best possible time.….