I was out late with a friend last night, experimenting with some night photography in the city of Vancouver. I’m preparing to eventually take a timelapse of the night sky, so I thought this would be a good time to experiment with my camera in low-light conditions. Taking photos of the landscape, lights, and architecture helped me realized how privileged I am to live in such a beautiful city.
The Ends vs. The Means
Being in a generation that’s so closely knit together with technology, I think the idea of going out, exploring, and reseting is a vital aspect in helping foster creativity. The original desire that brought me to take photos and videos, record songs for musicians, or experiment with coding never really had to do with the skills themselves, but what they could accomplish. You don’t fall in love with hammers, saws, and nails, because you just love hammers, saws, and nails. You fall in love with them because of what they can do; build tables, chairs, cabinets, houses. So it is with why we learn what we learn.
I encourage you who is reading to take a look at your life and ask yourself whether you’ve strayed from the big picture… what you originally set out to accomplish. Have you been too caught up in what you’re doing, versus why you’re doing it? I’d like to end this post off with a picture I took last night.
The following is a photo of the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, BC.