In the last two months, a lot has changed in my life. First, I got myself a new lens: the Samyang 14mm f2.8. Which landed me to a brand new territory, the one of super wide angle and manual settings. Since I was about to discover the glimmer of all New York’s skyscrapers, I felt I needed a lens wide enough to picture them. I considered few lenses, but it all came down to the prices: the Samyang was much cheaper than the Canon. Only thing is that it was manual. It was unknown photo territory, but I felt I would figure out as I go. I had to, if I wanted to bring back some nice shots.
Then, I went to Canada and the United States. My first trip to the American continent.
THEN, I came back and started a new job.
And in between I experimented grief, joy, excitement, stress, pain and exhaustion. It has been some intense six weeks. It’s like suddenly I’ve been projected to a wider stage of my life, before I was even ready. Thinking about it, it was a lot to take in in such a short amount of time, so there were times I didn’t even know how to feel. There are times in life when you feel it’s dragging, nothing’s moving. I felt like it for the longest time: stuck in the middle of nowhere. With limitations all over: money, career prospects, interests, love.
And now that I’m at that new stage of life, it’s been as if I’ve discovered a new world (which I actually did, since I discovered America… get it? New world… America… Columbus realness? *goes out by the front door*). Practically at the same time I got a wide angle lens for my photography, my vision of the world widened. Suddenly, I can include more skills, knowledge, space, colours, people into my life. It can be a little bit overwhelming since I felt in a closed space for so long. Now I just need to move into that wider space, feel the new air and embrace that new angle of opportunities.