It has been an endeavor of mine to become a better photographer for a while now. I’ve had the privilege of playing with some great cameras in the past, and on our wedding day, Jeffrey gave me my very own Canon Rebel XSi on which to learn how to become a “real” photographer. A few months later, he gave me my very own “Canon Rebel XSi for Dummies” book… Obviously, my progress was subpar to his expectations.
In studying my book while simultaneously experimenting with my camera, I have often found myself frustrated. Why don’t these photos turn out as perfectly as I envision them in my head?! One of these times–annoyed with the idea of balancing ISO speeds, apertures, and shutter speeds to a create The Perfect Photograph–I closed the book, turned off my camera, and opted instead for browsing through some of my old photography. It was then that I realized that The Perfect Photograph is not the one where all the aforementioned technicalities have been mastered, but the one that–regardless of my level of expertise–has the power to transport me to a memory, and allow me to relive it forever. And SO MANY of them do this!!! (Success!)
So some time back, after spending two days in a series of thirteen 45-minute interviews for my medical residency, I realized that if THAT wasn’t an indication of how busy I could expect to be once residency started, I didn’t know would. And the idea came to me: Maybe I could GUARANTEE myself some amazing non-hospital-associated adventures even in the midst of intense over-12-hour workdays, crazy call schedules, and the seeming impossibility of “personal time” by choosing powerful photographs and writing about them. After all, isn’t a picture worth a thousand words?
What do you think this picture is about? (Hint: It took me back to the lavish hallways of a Bavarian castle!)
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