One Thousand Word Challenge 106: Capture the Moment

A hot day is here and soon I will be heading out into it, which is something that I do not want to do, but sometimes you do the things you don’t want to do in order to do things for other people, or something.

To clarify, I don’t want to be in the heat. I want to help out someone with something they asked me to do, but I don’t want to be out in the heat. Ultimately though the temperature is not that big a thing and I’m just complaining over something that is more of an inconvenience than something actually worth complaining about, which I guess is the way it goes sometimes, but that sometimes is not something I should be bothering with at the moment. What I really should be bothering with is the preparing to prepare to get ready before I head on out. Still, there is a little bit of time so I think I’ll be okay so long as I keep an eye on the time and get things done in a timely manner.

Of course I will be making some time to go for a walk beforehand. Help me think about how I’m going to approach this photographing of which I am going to conduct. Also help get some of the nervousness out of my system, though don’t know if it will help or if it will exacerbate the issue. Either way, there will be some lovely views and of course lovely views are something nice to appreciate and behold and all of that other stuff.

OF course I need to live for the views and the scenery and the experience of experiencing it all, but whether that does or does not happen is another story entirely. I think I’d much rather look to try and capture things in a way that I feel is interesting in a way that the way that something is shot may invoke something, whether that be discussion or some sort of mood, or just some sort of noted enjoyment.

I want to capture things in a way that makes me think that they’re worth showing in the way that I’ve captured them, but of course getting a good photo and getting a good photo that is worth showing off are two different things. Most of the stuff I share here is not worth showing, but I share it here as I enjoy sharing my “work”. If the audience gets something out of it, then to some extent I’m content. If the audience doesn’t, then at least t hey checked it out.

However, the push is always for quality over quantity and I hope that the stuff I share is worth sharing more often than it’s not; at least, at the time of sharing that is. When I look over some of the photos I’ve shared here it becomes apparent that a lot of the stuff is not, but I still share anyway as you never know who will get something out of something.

I think I’ve gone slightly away from the topic. This is meant to be about helping out a friend with a thing and therefore I should probably write about that, but perhaps that really was just a springboard to whatever this is now about, which is photography. I think I’ve just got an itch that I need to scratch and doing this is doing the scratching of which I am doing, but perhaps the itch is being missed and as such I’m just rambling about photography, though in some ways that’s fine. Talking about photography is fine.

Maybe I’d much rather talk about music, writing and “drawing” (in the sense that whilst I do sketch on the odd occasion, I’m talking about MS Paint stuff here) and maybe that desire to talk about things that aren’t photography says more about my relationship to photography than it does my relationship to anything else. This is assuming that I have a predilection for discussing those other things over photography and maybe I do. However,  that probably isn’t something worth thinking about at the moment, but now I have a desire to take my sketch book with me when I head out so that, whilst I am trying to kill time, I can do a bit of drawing. It’s not something I’ve done in a few months and I’m feeling that particular itch also, so maybe I need to double my scratching.

Maybe I won’t do the walk and thus leave home a little later and go straight to photographing the thing I’m photographing. It’s going to be outside but hopefully I’ll have a little bit of shade. Not sure yet. Depends on how the sun travels through the sky.

Wait; it depends on where the sun is when the photographing begins. Nothing I can’t work with, however. Just need to make sure I work with it rather than against it, which is doable. All of this is doable.

This is something that is going to happen and I’m going to do it and hopefully there will be some good photos to come out of the whole thing. Maybe there won’t be, but so long as I did the best I could, that’s the main thing. It will allow me to think about photography in a different way once more and thus be a good challenge, I think. On a non-personal level, I get to do something for someone I know and get to capture something that is about them, so hopefully I do well by them and get what it is that they’re looking for (or at the very least reveal things that they weren’t expecting), thus capturing a moment in time that they can treasure in a way that doesn’t just pertain to the thought component of memory.

Well, I should probably start getting ready shortly. Need to make sure I’m prepared. Need to be so I can make sure I capture the moment.

The time it took to write one thousand words: 16:59:80

I was hoping for something fictional, but instead this thing came out.

I’m mostly fine with this. I wasn’t feeling like writing “personal” stuff, but it’s what came out, so… yeah.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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