Monday, February 11, 2019

Home of the dancing waters

Time stands still, for now
Orlando, FL
February 2019
This photo originally shared on Instagram
In the middle of a string of days that flowed chaotically from one to another, the fountain just outside my hotel became something of a home base for me. As I walked to or from the conference venue each morning and evening, I'd stop beside it and take in the soothing white noise and mist for a quick moment before continuing on my way.

I've always had a thing for fountains, as they're something of an oasis of coolness and quiet in the middle of an otherwise turbulent environment. I wish I had more time to shoot them, as they offer up endless possibilities for abstract photography. But the world doesn't much care that I enjoy dancing water, so a quick snap was all I could get on this particular trip before I needed to get back to the conference, the stage, the reason I came here in the first place.

Still, the temporary nature sticks with me. Chances are the water will never look quite like this again. In a blink of an eye, this specific scene is gone, replaced in a similar blink by another one, then another, and countless others in an endless not-quite-repetitive cycle. You content yourself with whatever random result you get, as you don't have much choice of, or control over, what you get.

As I continue my way to the conference site, I think about that word, control. When I'm on-stage in a little while, I'll do my best to control the moment, to maximize the potential for a successful delivery, to avoid crashing and burning in front of an audience of influential folks.

But I also realize that, like the dancing waters, I can't control everything, and some things must be left to chance. I suppose that's the way life is supposed to play out even if we wish that weren't the case.

#orlando #florida #infotechlive #hilton #hotel #road #trip #travel #travelphotography #travelgram #high #speed #photography #water #fountain #canon #canon_photography #canonphotography #instagood #photooftheday #life #InfoTechRG #InfoTech #itrg #workhardplayhard #bestjobever #hiring #family #is #everything

1 comment:

Tabor said...

I like the way you pause in the moment to enjoy that bit of architecture that is supposed to provide some peace as people rush by.