Sunday, May 23, 2010

It Takes Hard Work

Evening comes in to Riomaggiore, in the Cinque Terre of Italy. I love the colors and light in this photo. Not full dark, the "blue hour" as I've recently learned.

Since night photography has become a recent interest, I've had to practice. It's hard to get a really good night shot. You take so many, playing with exposures and ISO and lenses and compositions... but it pays off when you get that one beautiful one.

It's easy to dream about doing something, but the actual doing is always a lot harder. It takes hard work to improve, to get really good, to make a vision real. The beauty of it is, if it's something you LOVE to do, it doesn't feel like work.

Yesterday I spend the day learning things about XML and CSS code. A beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon in Italy and I was on the computer most of it. Why? Because I have a vision of what I want this blog to look like, where I want it to go, and I'm willing to put some work into getting there. I used to hate being on the computer when I wasn't working at my corporate job, because I associated the computer with things I didn't really have a passion for. Computer = work = not fun. The truth of it is, the computer is just a tool for whatever the job is. And now that what I'm doing on the computer is aligned to my passion, it's totally different.

This is an amazing realization for me, that's been slowly creeping up. My time here in Italy so far has been spent exploring my creativity and dreaming of possibilities. Now it's time to continue the dream into reality. I look forward to sharing with you some of these things as I work on them, like the blog update, along with my view of the world through photography.

Thanks for participating in my journey! I love hearing from you in comments and emails and facebook posts. It's such a fun thing, to be able to share my passion with the world in this way.


  1. Awesome picture and I love the post too. Thanks for taking the time to share.

  2. Great photo. I love taking twilight pics.


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