Today I walked out on a perfectly dreary overcast day. No lighting existed for making magical images the eye naturally follows. Instead I found myself working towards composition to make an interesting photo. I had on my camera a trusty 35mm prime lens (it is a normal 50mm equivalent on my APSC). This is a hard lens for me to use. I really see the world normally at more of a 23mm view (a 35mm lens on my APSC sensor). I found myself already constrained twice, so I added another constraint to my day. Compose everything for black and white as well!
I should have felt depressed and boxed in. Somehow that did not happen. I found myself invigorated to look at the world in a whole new way instead. The resulting shots were some I’d never thought to do if I was just plain being normal. I grew, maybe, a little in my versatility and creativity because of this experiment.
When you really think about it, it is the same in a lot of endeavors. One of which I may get to discuss tomorrow night. As for now, I hit the constraint of time available in a day. It is off to bed with me now.
PS Fujifilm XT-1 with 35mm. Fun gear!