Here I go again. Driving and making pictures. You know how I do it so I won’t go there. I will head over to intensity.
I talk about not taking the picture, instead letting the picture take you. I discuss the zen of photography. I talk about practicing until you don’t think about what you are doing.
That’s all true.
Yet, there is another quality that is every bit as important.
When I work I’m intense. When I work it’s about the picture. Nothing else. I’m laser focused. I see everywhere and nowhere. At the same time.
This picture is an example. I knew that there were no cars around me. I knew what was happening in front of me. I knew that water was starting to accumulate on the windshield. I knew how fast I was traveling. And, in what lane I was in.
All that data was rolling around the best computer of all time. The human brain.
This picture is simple to make. The intensity doesn’t last for more than a few seconds. But, let me work for more than a few hours and I’m toast. I’m exhausted. Generally, when I get home I need a nap.
This all sounds terrible doesn’t it? It’s not. It’s refreshing. It’s knowing that I left it all on the field.
This place is strange. The main road dips under a railroad bridge and a cloverleaf.
It is so strange that it has a water measurement gauge. Yes. This place floods.
If the weather changes quickly and a big storm blows through it’s best not to drive on this road.
The picture was made in the usual way. A drive by shooting.
The overall weather made the picture. The light was right. The clouds were bluish – gray. The rust on the railroad bridge popped right out. The cement sort of glowed.
There was very little post production. Mostly, I darkened and added contrast to the image.
Stay safe. Stay mighty. You all know the rest. Enjoy every flood.