Yesterday I took a drive up to Lake Alpine. I wanted to do some observations, get my walk in, and test out our new camera. With regard to the camera, the zoom lens is pretty powerful. The second and final pics above were taken with then lens zoomed way in (or out I guess) and I thought the clarity was pretty sharp. My biggest complaint is always the mix of darks and lights-seems you can't have a good balanced shot of both the sky and the ground. Rich bought a couple of lens that may help and I will continue to learn about the settings and how they work.
With regard to painting, the angst continues! Would a writer turn in a rough draft and call it a finished work? Would a marathon runner want to record their practice run as the final time? Golfer? Inventor? Scientist? The question of a finished product versus a rough draft, study, sketch or practice applies to many disciplines. I wonder at times about the origin of our need to hand in a perfectly finished final product. The urge to get it just right is irresistible and apparently deeply ingrained in our psyche. I would add that it goes without saying that you want someone like your surgeon to make the right moves every time. Ditto for the airplane pilot or the race car driver. Some things need to be extremely precise.
Thankfully though I am not a surgeon. I am just a painter trying to enjoy myself. And trying to express myself but feeling rather thwarted. It's always best to examine the frustration in order to overcome it I think. I am interested in what people have to say about their frustrations. Chime in if you can.
OK, hope everyone has had a good week. Thanks for reading and commenting.