Wednesday, May 4, 2011

lowering my blood pressue

I could feel the pull.  It had been brewing.  I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but then finally today it hit me.  It's been a few days since I've shot anything.  I need to get behind the lens.  It was an itch that I needed to scratch.  If I'm not shooting something daily, I get antsy.  It's like runners that say they just NEED to run.  I sure wish photography was a better cardio workout.

As luck would have it, I had some time to myself this afternoon, the sun was out and the temperature was ripe for me and my trusty Rebel.  I wasn't quite sure where to head, so I let myself find the way.  I found myself out at UBC near Wreck Beach.  As I descended the steep stairs down towards the beach, snapping away, I could feel the pressure release.  By the time I was down at the beach, which was soggy, full of reeds and hazy, I was lost in the beautiful details.  It felt so could to be lost.  I can't describe what this means, unless you've experienced it.  I crave the creative outlet and desire to explore my world through my lens.  As I walked around in the reeds, breathing in the salt air and letting go, I knew it was exactly what I had needed.

I'm feeling much better - much more grounded.  It's amazing what a little time away can do for a gal.

Off to bed to finish this good book.


debbie.dude said...

Amazing expose on a non-medicated high - who knew what a lens can do!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh so beautiful Cherish! I love your pictures. I am glad you could get away to shoot! I know exactly what you mean about wishing it was a better cardio : ) just like running. How fabulous would that be?

I saw your comment at Enjoying the Small things and I wanted to come over and say hi. I love your name: Cherish! So pretty! nice to meet you. Love, Becky