Overcoming Inertia


It’s starting to feel as though Winter is finally receeding in my neck of the woods.  I still have snow in the garden but it’s less and less every day.   How about you?

I feel as though I ought to have been out to photograph while we had all the snow and certainly now that the weather is getting better I should be getting out but I’m not.  It’s all too easy to stay in bed for an extra hour or to have dinner with the family rather than making the extra effort to get out with the camera.  Getting back into the routine of taking time one morning a week to get out with the camera when I’m at home is taking some doing.  I’m trying though.

I’ve had my eye on this little stream for a while now with the idea that I would photograph it when there was more water in it.  With the recent snow melt the water flow has gone from a trickle to a torrent in a very short space of time.  Increasingly I felt that if I didn’t photograph it now I would have a long wait and so I got out with the camera at the end of last week and had a fun hour or two poking around.  

Originally I had thought that I would like the reds in the weeds at the top of the image but when I got the image into lightroom didn’t really love it (the color version is below) and so made the switch to black and white.  This is still a work in progress, the first stopping point before I reevaluate and decide where to take it next.  

As always, thoughts and comments more than welcome.


8 Replies to “Overcoming Inertia”

  1. Hi Andrew. Both are good but I feel the colour version gives better credit to the image you have taken. I really like the colour version. The B&W gives a winter feel. The colour a spring/autumn look.

    Seeing the images and reading your words is like Deja Vu! I’ve not been able to do photography for a bit (bad eyesight and a new camera I struggle with) and have been waiting to photograph a stream right by me…for 2yrs! I’m going to do it this week…thanks to your post.

    Enjoy the warmer weather 🙂

    1. Many thanks – I had a similar reaction to the color vs black and white versions. I was surprised how much the color one felt like autumn.

      Thanks for the encouragement. It’s greatly appreciated.

  2. Andy it could be that completely eliminating the vegetation in the background you might find you have a pretty cool (almost abstract) of just the water and rocks.

  3. I like the color version. In my opinion, it’s a pity not having more color mass at the top, since it goes so well with the tone of the rocks…
    Deciding versions is hard sometimes!!! It happens to me as well!! I try to see the picture before any touch, so I know what am I looking for (I also tend to use Lightroom if something). Great picture by the way. I wish you have a great time out soon 😉

    1. I understand the point about having more of the grasses at the top. I feel as though I was too tentative and didn’t really make a decision here. Perhaps next time!

      Thanks for the support. It’s truly appreciated.

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