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Day 1 2019

January 1, 2019

 

(I thought I would try to put my thoughts to video as well.  I am definitely more comfortable writing than speaking, but nevertheless, I’m putting this out there. Text variation below...)

 

 

 

A number of years ago I decided to start every year by going out to make an image.  Of course I make thousands of images as part of my normal work life, but the idea on Day 1 is to go out with no expectations and see what comes - to almost achieve a level of boredom that leaves room for the experience of nature to seep in.  

The canoe helps me with this.  Being on the water and the relaxed cadence of the single paddle helps with this as I always start off from a place of anxiousness about whether I will “get the shot” of the day.  The repetitveness of paddling helps remember that this is not the point.  For 2019 I went to Grant Narrows Provincial Park with the initial thought of going up Pitt Lake.  I changed my mind when the wind picked up and headed up the sheltered Widgeon Creek.  It has been years since I have ventured very far up this creek and it was nice to do it in the winter and avoid the paddling crowds that are here in the summer.  It was, however, surprisingly shallow even though the tidal effects were relatively neutral.  In the end, I did make an image that draws me in every time I see it in passing on my screen.  It is the last one on this blog.  I can’t explain why, but I love that image and it brings me a little bit of joy every time I see it.