I have just completed one week on Sable Island (Nova Scotia) as part of my work as a research zoologist/photographer. I had intended to create a blog during my stay, with images, but we have had issues with the internet. So, I am going to create the blog post-trip. Here is day three.
27 June 2012
The past few days have either been busy (catching seals, only three left!, and deploying instruments) or the weather has been crappy (rain). Either way, I didn’t have much drive to shoot pictures. This raises an interesting issue that I have while on Sable with my camera. Each time I visit I know I am fortunate to be there and I fully appreciate the island and what it offers. However, should I take photographs every day, every minute, regardless of my inspiration for shooting; should I force myself to go out and find something to shoot to take full advantage of my time on the island? On this trip I didn’t, which was partly due to my focus on the scientific work but also because sometimes the inspiration was not there, and I did not force it to be.
The outcome (perhaps?) is that when the inspiration arrives you are fresh and can take full advantage of those moments. This is one image that stopped me as I drove down the beach.