Thoughts on life by Tim West.

Get distracted

Often we are spinning many hypothetical plates around in our minds at the same time.  It seems the obvious solution is to focus on one at a time, research and find the most efficient solution.  Or how about getting completely distracted instead?

Maybe if it's 2330 the night before your tax return needs to be filed not so much but particularly within the creative fields, getting distracted can be really useful.  As mentioned in my last blog post, I've been trying to make a self-portrait for a few months now with little (no) success.  Until Wednesday.  I was testing a few settings, with the camera on a tripod in front of me, attached to a wireless shutter button when Evie came along for a look at what was going on.

I spun the camera around and a few moments later pressed the shutter button.  This picture is technically pretty poor; nothing is really in focus.  But I love it.  It's genuine.  It's got soul.  I never could have made this picture on purpose.  Distractions can link things together in the most peculiar way.  Being able to embrace the distraction is the key.  Being annoyed by it is just another plate needing spun.  Give it a chance and it might be the link between a plate that's been spinning a little too long and it's solution. 

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