Be Prepared!

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I know, one must always be prepared. But well, being prepared is not my best quality. It happens to me all the time, that I drive out the forrest that I live in, see the sky and curse myself for not bringing my gear to shoot. You know I can just put it in my trunk ‘just in case’, so being prepared isn’t so hard to do, but usually I just forget, or I am way too lazy.

But I have been bettering my life. There is hope, even for me!

I had a shoot in my studio in Gent and took I all the gear I needed to shoot clouds in the city in case those clouds showed up. And for once they did!

Even though I was exhausted I still decided to go for it. The cloud formation was fantastic, out of a movie. But guess what. The clouds were on the wrong side! Actually, they were everywhere except where I wanted them.

I decided to test my patience, and sat down on the ground, waiting for the moment to come. There was a lot to see, many people were sitting down and having a chat. Young and not so young, girls and boys, mothers with babies. Some had brought speakers and there was some music. Not being dressed for sitting still, I quickly got cold and I started to move around to keep busy and stay warm, and started to shoot where the quite impressive clouds were.

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great clouds on the wrong side

Like this photo. But I already have tons of photos of this location that are much better. So I kept on moving around and watching up towards the sky. Hoping for change.

That’s when I saw the cloud. It seemed like coming our of a cartoon. As if someone had just put it there. It is not the cloud I wanted. But what a nice cloud it was! I got home with something anyway, the detour was not in vain! A good thing I took my gear with me!

Check out my website to see if I ever get the chance to shoot the side I want with the weather I want…

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