The Concept of Time
I find time to be an interesting thing. Time is not really a thing. At least I guess it isn’t. If it is a thing it is only a thing because we have made it a thing.
We use time to as a way to measure. The past. The present. The future.
What if we stepped outside of the binds of time and looked at life. What would we see?
I guess I don’t know what that would be like. But I’m certain it would lend a different perspective to the things that we do each day.
Now that I’m here I look back on the last couple of years and the decisions that have lead me to here.
But just as important as looking back on the decisions we have made, I think we need to look back on the decisions we are making now… five years down the road. What I mean is that as we make decisions now, we must know that they are leading somewhere.
In business that may mean you don’t take the job that pays well but compromises your ethics.
In relationships that may mean you need to do the hard thing and work at healing a friendship.
In personal life it may mean you need to commit to a schedule to get things done. (yup, this one is a great idea… at least for me)
In your professional life it may mean that you need to finish your schooling, get that degree, so that you can change your world.
Decisions In Perspective
In a lot of ways this kind of perspective makes some really tough decisions quite easy, or at least we can tell which decision we should be making.
The decision is one thing. Living the decision can be another.
About The Image
This tree has obviously been through a lot. But trees don’t make decisions. They are trees.
At any rate, for those of you who are interested here is how I went about creating this image.
Once again I was shooting my trusty Sony NEX 6. This time I was using the kit lens (the E-mount 18-55). The camera was on my trusty tripod and I was bracketing exposures. I was fairly sure I would be merging several exposures together for an HDR image.
Indeed that is what I did. I imported the images into Lightroom and then selected the three separate exposures, right clicked and chose Merge to HDR in Photoshop. The merged image was saved back into Lightroom as a 32 bit tiff file. I edited it to my liking in Lightroom and then jumped to Color Efex pro from Nik software for a bit of “glamour glow.”
Back to Lightroom I exported for my blog.
And there you go!
Rudy Nunez says
I hope you don’t mind if I use this great shot for a meme. It is a quote by Thomas Campbell, “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” I don’t do it for money, just to inspire folks; and I will give you due credit.
You have a good philosophical perspective; such people also have a good heart.
Please let me know if you don’t want me to use your photo; I will hold off for a couple of days.
Eldon Yoder says
Sure go ahead and use it… Thanks for asking!