Sunday, January 27, 2013

Too much drama

Storm Clouds Brewing, Herrenchiemsee, Germany, September 2012, Nikon D5000 with DX 18-200mm VR lens, 
27mm, 1/500 sec @ f3.5, ISO 200, 0 EV, no flash © Steven Crisp  [Click on the photo to enlarge]

Check out those clouds.  Looks like a big storm is brewing.  Better batten down the hatches; board up the windows.  Just listen to the folks on the news, they'll tell you how bad things might get.

Or you perhaps could realize that I tweaked a few settings on my post-processing, and just made things look this dramatic.  Nothing unusual going on.  The sun will still rise tomorrow.

It's easy, if we're not careful, to get caught up in the "drama" of a given situation.  Over analyze all the possible outcomes, and worry about the worst ones.  But that's lots of needless hand-wringing.  Better to not let yourself get "hooked" by the drama.  Carry every situation as lightly as possible.  Be free to let go of any worrisome thoughts.  Stay present with what is really happening, and just take things as they come.

So what if you see a sky that looks something like what you see in this picture?  I'd just grab my umbrella.  Simple as that.

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