New Beginnings

A photograph of the first New Years baby born in the Santa Clarita Valley a few years back

A regular feature of Visual Viscosity will be me bringing out photographs from my 10+ years as a photojournalist, sharing and discussing them with you.  Today, I go into the past to help us look forward.  The concept of a new beginning is something we tie into the start of the new year;  however, it is essentially a choice.  We all have the power to choose to do something and start something new.  This photograph is the stereotypical baby shot of the parents’ hands holding their infant’s tiny hand.  Considering a photojournalist isn’t supposed to influence or manipulate the shot, I had to be patient and lucky in order to get the baby’s face in the background facing the hands.  As 1st century AD Roman philosopher, Seneca, said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”  As a photojournalist, that combination is key to capturing key moments.  I continue to remind myself of this concept of luck in other aspects of my life in order to ‘make’ things happen.  I wish you all a wonderful 2010 and remind you to be prepared for when those opportunities present themselves.  All the best and here’s to new beginnings!


~ by visualviscosity on January 1, 2010.

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