The value of spending lots of time doing not much
Amidst relentless bad news and social isolation, taking a break to do not much seemed like a good idea. My sweetie and I recently got away for an extended, long weekend to celebrate her birthday. And, more importantly, to do not much.
We spent four days along the west coast beaches and water edges, the “landwash” as a Newfoundlander might say, exploring, gazing and enjoying the incredible beauty that we have on Vancouver Island. We are truly fortunate.
This was a very nice change from work. No cell service or internet access meant that we focused on where we were. A welcome change.
Of course, I did take my GFX 50S and my go-to travel lenses, the GF50mm f/3.5 and the GF100-200 f/5.6. With so much idle time and no other agenda, I was able to spend as long as I wanted studying the waves. Anticipating the ones that might produce the perfect curl. Or I was able to stop, examine and photograph anything interesting that we found along our path. Or not.
I realize as I re-read my first paragraphs, that I don’t think that I have a point that I am trying to make other than it’s very worthwhile giving yourself time to do not much or at least as little as you would like to. So, this is an essay without a point or an agenda, other than to share some of the beauty of our west coast through images.
NB: Images captured with a Fujifilm GFX 50S, fronted with the GF50mm f/3.5 or GF100-200mm f/5.6 lenses, and the Fujifilm XF10. One point that should be made, is that most of these images were made at Point No Point, just north of Shirley, B.C.
6 responses to “No point”
You used your time to make beautiful photographs! I only wish I could not do much and be able to have the same results!!! As always, grateful to see what you see!!
Thanks Robin. It was definitely an f/8 and be there type of situation. I really only needed to hang out and the images where there.
A pointless posting with no point to make. Very to the point in these strange times. As it happens, we are also going for a pointless vacation with no particular plan except to stare into the waves and enjoy the peace and silence of Tofino. Coming along are the D850 and the new Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS. I’ve enjoyed the Zeiss 50 mm f/1.4 I bought last year so much that I decided I needed something smaller so I could carry the D850 around most of the time, even if it wasn’t for a dedicated shoot. Also, shooting completely manually makes you think. Maybe pointless in this time of fully automated cameras but very grounding.
Enjoy the trip Kevin! And thanks for reading.
Brilliantly beautiful photos!