Today I achieved a personal best. Today I captured my best owl images ever. No big deal, right? It’s just an owl and there are thousands of spectacular owl images out there. My “best” pales by comparison to many. No medal will be awarded for this effort but that’s not the point.
The point is photography is a process and a journey. It is the love of that process and the way-points of that journey that matter. Bill Fortney, a photographer I recently discovered, eloquently articulated that idea in a recent blog post of his own, “Remember [photography] is a journey, not a destination. Instead of worrying about how good others are, think about what you can learn from them and how you can work to improve your own images. Take full advantage of the people, places and conditions you can enjoy. Soak in the joy of just holding a camera in your hand, and attempting capturing all the beauty God has made!”
Mr. Fortney goes on to make other great points that are worthy of your consideration – you can read his entire post here.
But before you go, I’d like to share a couple shots from my journey. I feel fortunate to have captured these images since owls are rare in these parts and I’ve never seen one in such great light. It was quite exciting. Thanks for looking.