Unto the Breach Once More

Photography is fun. Writing is scary.

I’d rather stand in the path of a fifty-mile wide thunderstorm waiting to get that one last shot than sit down in front of my Macbook and type out three paragraphs of an introduction to my new book. I’ve culled through hundreds of shots. Made all the final photo edits and crops. Exported, color checked, uploaded, labelled, tagged and pixel peeped till my eyes gave out, but sit me down with a blank screen and I’m terrified. To those of you that both photograph and write, I applaud your skill and daring. I hate you, but I do stand in awe.

I had a potential client ask me for a resume last week. I handed her my iPad. “Written”, she asks? “Pixels only”, my reply.

Highway 207 Storm

Highway 207 Storm – Claude, Texas
Copyright © 2010 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/16 for 8/10th of a second at ISO 100 with a Singh-Ray warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 and Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro plug-in.

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View Location on Panoramio & Google Earth: Highway 207 Storm – Claude, Texas

5 thoughts on “Unto the Breach Once More

  1. Jeff,
    I have to agree with Sabrina….. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then you have a hell of a resume!

  2. Jeff!!! You have your very own HR coach right here. If you need any help at all with a written resume, let me know (although I do think a portfolio of your images would be much more effective).

  3. Just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a very blessed Thanksgiving. All praise and glory for Him.

    I always look forward to seeing your wonderful images and your photographic insight. 🙂

    Take care…


  4. Jeff, do we ever know what you’re saying here. While I write 500 blogs for every book (last one in 2008), here’s a trick which seems to work well for me. I’ll sit down and just start typing random thoughts, even if it’s nonsense – gonna throw all that out, anyway. Eventually, my thoughts condense and start to make sense, and I’m on my way. The important thing is – I’m writing. Once started, the process itself takes over. The same holds true when photographing; if I can’t see anything of interest, in a place where instinct tells me “I’m here,” I’ll just start imaging until someting starts to click for me. Trust the process, but at least meet it half-way.

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