Caprock in April
My technical understanding of photography has hit a plateau. I'm not spending more money on gear (apart from getting my shutter repaired from the dust storm that was West Texas last weekend). I'll never quit my day job and I'll never be Max Rive.
But there is absolutely growth in the images that I produce. Every trip that I take, I come home with more photos that I'm happy with and they become more intentional all of the time.
The photo above is taken at Caprock Canyon, Texas, about a week ago. I took a photo from this exact location at about the same time last year. This week was colder and windier. The clouds were a little different and I used a wider lens. The biggest improvement is in post production. Last year I made bold editing decisions and over time the photo started to look funny to my eye. I am learning.
Your ambitions motivate you to buy certain gear, research specific processes, and make deliberate decision when you are out shooting. Wild exploration evolves into modest adjustment. All the while, your commitment is tested. Where is your reward? How much precious time will you give this voice?