I took a short drive out to Red Rock Canyon late yesterday afternoon. I had some time and wanted to take advantage of the “Magic Hour.”
I went to a new stop where I hadn’t done much hiking yet and started making my way into the canyon taking shots here and there.
Although this area is naturally very beautiful, I wasn’t feeling inspired. I didn’t feel like I was really getting any great shots that I would do anything with.
When I returned home, I took the card out of my camera, plugged it into the computer and watched the little lens icon bounce up and down on the dock as I waited for Aperture to start up.
I started looking through the images hoping to be surprised, but really just felt like there wasn’t anything to use.
Today I Took Another Look…
With a fresh mind, I opened Aperture back up and looked once more at the shots I had taken yesterday. As I started going through them I noticed a theme that I hadn’t caught the day before. I started noticing the plants and trees. Normally when I’m at Red Rock I’m primarily focused on, well, the RED ROCK! But what seemed to stand out from this shoot were the things that lived in the red rock (or used to). Once I had that perspective it gave a whole new life to yesterday’s photos and I was really happy with some of the shots.
Sometimes It Just Takes a Day
If you’ve come back from a shoot and just don’t feel like you captured anything worth while, sleep on it. Give it a day. Then go back with a fresh perspective and see what you missed. You might be pleasantly surprised!
Here are some shots I “salvaged” from yesterday’s outing. (actually the first pic of the Joshua tree was taken on another outing, but just seemed like it fit in)
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