Monday, March 07, 2016

Thematic Photographic 368 - Night

The lights are on, but nobody's home
London, ON
February 2016
There's never enough time in the world to do the things we want to do. Between running the daily minutiae of life and then recovering from said minutiae in anticipation of the next anticipated wave of minutiae, free time is a precious commodity.

We always tell ourselves we'll do X whenever we have a little bit of extra time. But that extra time never materializes. And X, whatever that may be, doesn't get done.

So my solution is simple: Change up our perception of extra time, or free time. It isn't a gloriously long two-week vacation. Or even a leisurely Sunday afternoon. Think shorter moments. Think in-between moments, when you're moving from one piece of minutiae to another.

This picture is a result of one of those in-between moments. As I walked across the Western University campus, from the parking lot to where the Little Man was attending a party, I slowed my pace and shot whatever I could. It was an icy cold winter's night, and I had the wrong camera for the job. But I shot anyway because that X thing I'd been meaning to get done was calling me.

I call this photography on the run, and if you haven't tried it, you're missing out on a whole lotta fun.

We may not be able to slow the universe down, but I'm pretty sure we can all be trying just a little bit harder to make moments along the way. They don't have to be spectacular. They just have Take the time.

Your turn: Take a picture that suggests, evokes or otherwise reflects this week's theme, night, and share it on your blog or website. Leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants and feel free to pull in others, as well, because a busy Thematic is more fun than a quiet one. Head here for more background on how this works. And please accept our thanks - it's all about your vision, after all.


Bob Scotney said...

Random moon shots without a landing.

Pat Tillett said...

I think you are so right about reevaluating our definition of free time.
I'm retired and tickled pink that I usually don't have that problem. That wasn't always the case though.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

Ooooh. THAT's interesting......

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've been hearing a strange animal noise at night. Not sure what it is...yet!

Mystery Night Time Noise

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Been a while since I messed up a link, but there it is.

How about...

Mystery Night Time Noise

Photo By Manka said...

Well written! photo of night is the one i try shot stars, it is written in a foreign languages - Swedish, but I had explained to me that the green in the image are the Northern Lights.