14 Oct 2013
I think in FOV therefore I'm a photographer!
It's a funny thing being a photographer because I find that everywhere I go I see photographs I want to take. The worst part of it is that I tend to see everything in a "normal" FOV (field of view) which is not so unusual because my eyes just naturally see a, um, normal FOV. I say the worst thing, but of course that is actually a good thing because I can pick up my camera and get a bunch of pics really quickly without having to think a whole lot about it as it just comes naturally. The bad part is that when I don't have a camera with me I still find myself seeing the shots, and not being able to take them which leads to regret about not carrying my camera with me more and then I get home p-eed off with myself because I missed that shot of the double rainbow over the sundrenched city with dark stormclouds in the background that I will never ever see again!
I took my camera out with me today as I went scouting for an outdoor portrait session I'm having this weekend and I wanted to get the feel for where the golden leaves were at and whether it would make a nice backdrop for portraits or not. Then a rare occurrence during Swedish autumn, the sun came out and the light was gorgeous, soft and colour enhancing. I took my time and walked slowly and deliberately through the parkland near the Landskrona Citadel and with my favourite "normal" lens, the Nikon AF-S 35mm f1.8G, and a circular polarised filter attached to really get those colours popping. It was therapeutic in a beautifully relaxing way and two hours later my inner calm was in a full on laid back state. Life is good!