I am blessed this day and the walk in the sun reminds me, especially as the light brightens just as I am ready to shoot - sun out from behind a cloud. I had just decided that it is fine to work with a cloudy sky and I believe that, strongly. Still, once the light started to strengthen, I feel great joy at the freedom it brings, the freedom to shoot the way I'd started out thinking I would.
There are accommodations we can make as we experience what is in front of us, ways that we can alter how we stand in our life to allow for feelings or situations that we had not anticipated. Yes, that is a strength, that flexibility. And yet, I can't deny that I started with a preference for things other than the way they were. Ah, what complexities I invent.
Yet what I know is that when I shoot, I have an object, a scene in front of me and a day that surrounds me, envelops me. I could wait for some pre-defined perfect moment or I could shoot where I am, deciding that that moment is perfect. And when I listen to my heart, that is what I do.
The wonder of this process is that the mechanical taking of pictures and the fluid making of art merges into a delightful, sometimes-graceful dance - me and camera and software and printers and paper, all making an image that echoes the light and can, sometimes, begin to sing. It's a wonder.