SHADOWS AND PERSPECTIVES – II
It became a routine to walk down the hallway early in the morning to breathe the sunshine streaming in through all the windows. The glorious sunny surge across the skies – a mixture of yellows and blues indeed raises my spirits. A faint smile appears on me; I grab the feel-good encouragement – the beaming sort a day lets you. I imagined and craved for a drive across the city outskirts – my camera gear bouncing behind. A while later, I tell myself, briefly disappointed, entering my workplace set next to my home, “It is not Sunday yet.”
The business of weekdays doesn’t allow any time to pause, perched before the computer, and often the kindle reader blinking on my lap enjoying a siesta, I wondered at the flirting of my eyes cuddling softly, fondly at the bulged kit. I know it holds warmly the camera and lenses that snug quietly as if in a hurry waiting and readying for the next outing. I continued completing my self-assigned tasks with a delightful awareness – of treasures hidden inside the confines of my digital camera – loads of snapshots, raw exposures of multicolored details, tracts of risks that have challenged me, and superb optics waiting to emerge.
Once I’m in the field, I know I fill myself, first, with exciting moods and later fix the exposer settings appreciating the light and shadows.