Spent the last few days exploring parts of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. I do a lot of thinking on the road and a major topic of this trip (suggested by a good friend) was giving myself a break now and then.
I’m my worst critic in more ways than one – this photo is an example. Initial impression was that I should throw it out. Didn’t get the lens flare I wanted, forgot to dust the lens off before shooting into the sun, and on and on and on.
Then I took a deep breath and decided that it’s OK to send this photo out into the world as is.
What does this mean to you? I hope you like the photo, and sometimes maybe do what I did and give yourself a break. That’s my deep thought for the day.
Shot in the Gila National Forest of southwestern New Mexico on a spring morning. Shot with my Nikon D800, Tamron 28-300 lens, ISO 100, and to avoid having the sun blow the rest of the image out I used an aperture of f/22 and a 1/3200 second shutter speed. No filters were used.