Thoughts & Lightbulb

These photos are a few months old but I want to share them and a little more about me.

The word "think" is not a good word for me.  When I think... I think way too hard and way too long, especially when I need to make a decision.  I've even missed the moment because I was too busy thinking.  I constantly have to tell myself to stop thinking so damn hard.

When it comes to my photos, I do the same thing.  

I take a shot.

I look at the photo.

Then, all of these thoughts come rushing into my head.

'Is this good?  Exposure and composition ok?  Would others like it?  Should I put it on Instagram?  How many likes could I get?  What if no one likes it?  Why did I take the photo?  Should I just delete it?...'  The list goes on and on.

So how do I get out of this rut?  I grab my camera, one lens, and go somewhere different.  I keep my gears simple to challenge and limit my thinking time.  When I have multiple choices, I would take more time choosing then shooting.

My wife and I visited "WE ARE 1976".  The shop itself is unique and has great character.  My wife was busy looking around the store and I was looking for something unique to photograph.   One thing stood out to me: a lightbulb.  Simplicity caught my eyes.  

These are not award-winning photos or anything special.... But they're my photos and  I like them.  All of the other stuff, it doesn't matter and I choose not to think about it.

What do you do to clear your head or to just stop thinking?