Clearly An Illness

February 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I was looking at my weather app at lunchtime and feeling a bit disappointed at the outlook for the weekend. Rain, rain and more rain. No chance of clear skies to go out and shoot some under the stars. Then I noticed the forecast for Sunday morning and I got a little excited. Thunderstorms are supposed to be moving in and that means I might get some decent sunrise shots.

It struck me that being a dedicated landscape photographer was clearly some type of illness. Cloudy skies so there is no reason to get up at 2am to go out chasing milk, no problem, I might be able to catch a nice sunrise so I’ll roll out at 3am instead. Normal people don’t think like that.

One reason our shots can be so breathtaking is that is we always ready to pour out everything we have into capturing a single image. We’ll go without sleep, endure cold and take great personal risk just for the opportunity to chase some light.

Yep, it’s clearly some type of illness but I really hope they never find a cure.


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