Nick talks about the planning and execution of personal projects, but a few short lines of that post caught me: categorising your ideas into Dream Projects, Realistic Projects, Backyard Projects. I suddenly realised I have all of these already in place, although not so logically defined in my head, until now.
- Nightwalking and the Commute are Backyard Projects. I am doing it for the appreciation of small, innocuous discoveries in my every day.
- My tug boat obsession has become a Realistic Project. I haven’t gotten started on this owing to a knee injury that has made moving around a pain in the last 3 months, but it’s happening real soon as I heal. I am doing it for what still feels like a serious infatuation, or possibly true love.
- Further and Further: Flemming’s Edge of the World is a Dream Project. The one where Flemming and I make our big break into National Geographic and operate on the level of masters like Steve McCurry. This one came about as a bit of a joke, but you never know. Stranger things have happened.
Separating the above into such categories gives me some understanding of how each of my random fancies feeds into another, despite the disparity of subject matter, and allows me to work with more direction. In the day or so since I’ve read that article, several ideas about how to move forward with each have crystallised in my mind, and I have to break them down into doable tasks. No, that doesn’t mean I’m running to National Geographic tomorrow, but it does give me some direction, more purpose in my aimless wandering and shooting. It’s a start. Better late than never!
So that said, I leave you with some impressions of twilight.
I had accidentally shot all of these in JPEG, much to my horror. Turns out JPEG ain’t that bad, although it meant I couldn’t muck around with them as much as I would have liked to.