Once you’ve found something that resonates, go after it like crazy. –Elle Rowley, founder Solly Baby
This is advice I can fully support. Instead of wading in carefully, instead of waiting, instead of thinking or planning or preparing, I can just try – and see what happens.
And I feel this way, this kind of passion, for photography.
My friend, Teresa, spotted the field of orange poppies on a rural route and knew I’d love them. She was right. I woke up early this morning with those poppies in my head.
It’s harder than it might seem to take a photograph of a field of small bright flowers. There are challenges –
pulling off the side of main road safely,
deciding which lens to use,
angling for a gradient of light,
shimmying through thorny vines, squatting, and lying on my belly,
focusing on small flowers dancing in the breeze,
and editing the bright, colorful, and contrast-y poppies
And every step of the process is exhilarating.
I don’t want to stop to do the things I should be doing like make dinner or answer email or fold the clothes. I don’t really have to stop. I can work to my heart’s content.
This project of a picture every day for a year is breathing life into my work and happiness into my heart.
I want to go after it like crazy.