Something very odd happened to me this weekend. I woke up at my usual time 4am, made my coffee & headed out to Sandy's to shoot sunrise. I got there, setup my gear & walked out to the dark shoreline. There was a high surf warning for that morning so I was ever more cautious as to where I was setting up my tripod. My vision for the composition was ...gone! I set up & took some test shots to see my composition but the feeling just wasn't there!? After my 3rd set of shots, I asked myself why am I out here? I couldn't come up with an answer so at that point, I folded my tripod legs & tossed it up over my shoulder & started to walk back to my car & the sun hadn't come up yet.
The funny thing is that it's not like I didn't want to shoot anymore, it's that I didn't want to shoot sunrise. I did have the Fujilove Global Photowalk at 8am that same morning & I enjoyed shooting that immensely!
Sunday morning I woke up to my alarm at 4am but went back to sleep & skipped the sunrise shoot. At lunch time I took a walk with my Fuji & did a little street photography around Kaimuki, which I enjoyed!
I feel like I'm in limbo right now not exactly sure what style of photography I want to shoot. Maybe it was the weather & Tropical Storm Darby messing with my moods? I have a whole week to figure out what I want to shoot this coming weekend. I'll most likely do sunrise on Saturday for sure. Maybe a little street photography on Sunday? Anyway I'll leave you with this image above that I took on Sunday during my little photowalk in Kaimuki. Perhaps a change up in scenery, would cure my blues?!
Aloha a hui hou my friends!
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