Dispatches: A Midweek GOYA
It’s been a while since I did a proper GOYA.
What’s a GOYA?
What, you don’t remember that blog post from 11 years ago?
You must be new around here, then.
Wednesday, I was sitting in front of the screen to long.
It was 42 degrees, sunny, but windy. Too windy/cold for me to go for a ride or a run.
But I had to get out. Stretch my legs.
I pushed away from my desk around 3:45, laced up the hikers, donned a hoodie and my LL Bean sherpa jacket and grabbed the XT3.
Walked up a half mile to my favorite gravel trail, an old railroad line. I road it a lot this summer on my bike, jogged it as well.
But man, it was windy. Almost turned around before I got there,
The sun was running low, the cold wind actually felt good in a perverse way.
The goal was to make some photos – something, anything, to rev the creative juices.
The trail was so similar, I wasn’t seeing anything new. At first.
Sometimes, you just have to keep chasing the light, even if it’s fading.
Are these great images?
But it’s the exercise – both the physical and the mental, that helps keep you sharp and ready – for when you DO need it.
Try it. Get out and GOYA.
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