Seeing the light….again


This week was a weird week for me. I felt like every picture I took wasn’t good enough. I shot every single day, and at the end of the day I would look through all of them and I felt like I came up short for every single one of my photos. I was making stupid mistakes, and I wasn’t in the creative mindset. Not on purpose, I just didn’t have it in me this week. Maybe it was because I was mentally and physically exhausted, and I really did need to take a break, but I didn’t actually want to take one. I tried working on my second time lapse for my multimedia class but it didn’t go well. I was making so many mistakes, I wasn’t taking my time, and I was just getting really frustrated. At this point I was done with the week and wanted it to be over as quickly as possible.

Friday, I went up to Grayson Highlands with Khadejeh to hike with her while she worked on her time lapse. I decided pretty early on in the hike that I was just going to try to relax and enjoy the nice weather. At about 6:30 the light started to change and it pretty much brought me back to life. I was exhausted from hiking and climbing all day. Khadejeh kept saying it was our “second wind” because all of a sudden we had so much energy like we had just chugged three Red Bulls. The photo above was one that I took during that time. It may not be my best, and it’s definitely not my favorite, but I had fun taking it. While shooting I was reminded how much I love light. Seeing the light change on the trees, rocks, plants, and mountains was amazing and it instantly changed my outlook on this past week.


9 thoughts on “Seeing the light….again”

  1. Becca, I definitely understand where you’re coming from. I tried to do my timelapse a few times and it didn’t work out very well not to mention I couldn’t really think up an idea that I liked they were more my “safety” ideas. I do think this is a beautiful photo and I can’t wait to see your second timelapse.

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  2. Hi Becca! I felt exactly the same this whole week. Wanted to accomplish as much as possible but ended up feeling more exhausted and uninspired. I think a recharge would’ve help but can’t curb the urge to keep working. Love the light in this photo! Just think, in 2 weeks, we will be half way through our program at RCC. Crazy!

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  3. Becca, I love the photograph and such a great exhibit of light which makes all the difference in the world. Sometimes we get those feelings that if I can just see the light at the end of the tunnel and with a little push you get that urge and that’s when you know it’s OK I can do this. You are going to accomplish all that you need to, but just keep your eyes on the prize. Be Blessed!

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