Today I decided to step out of my comfort zone with a 10-24mm lens. Time to look outwards for a change, not inwards. Look for the big picture, not isolation. Yeah right! What I learned is that I am as stubborn as an ox and I have very strong preferences (I hear the chorus out there). After trying all the stock approaches to wide angle and getting thoroughly frustrated I tried a different tack and this is the result. I have spent the evening pondering this image – why did this design grab my attention (and yes it did, big time)? There is not a triangle in sight. It is abstract as anything I have ever done. All I know is that I had a big struggle today and felt I may not make friends with this lens but in the end listened hard to voices from my past – “make friends with this beach Bruce”, “the best place to make photos is right here and now with that lens in your hand”. I fought and fought the inner gremlins and then I started looking, the flood gates opened. A different lens, a different way of seeing, new opportunities, creativity exercised in different ways. EXCITEMENT. BUT what does it all mean? First, I still found the little picture in the big picture BUT what was it about this design and treatment that has so grabbed me? Buggered if I know ….. for now anyway. More wise council reverberates in my head “the subconscious leads the conscious”. What is my subconscious trying to tell me?