Full auto mode

I admit it. There are many times I leave my camera in full auto mode, relying on its skills above my own to determine best exposure, shutter speed, and aperture. But these two pics from this morning shows what the camera believed to be the best settings to capture the moment and my own … auto versus manual.

I am not even remotely pretending that my mind is more intelligent than the processor built into the camera and that is truly far away from what my message is today.

Seems to me that many of us go through life allowing so many of our choices in life to be made by others. We look to conform, to fit in, and in many ways it makes our lives easier. By allowing “life” to choose for us, we don’t have to think. We don’t have to risk being wrong. Or being ridiculed. But then, whose life do we end up living?

Broad brush-strokes of conformance are ingrained into us at an early age … go to school, get a job, get married, have kids … no one ever says “rip your clothes off and run naked down the beach” (well, no one sober anyway).

And yet maybe there are moments when running naked down the beach is exactly what we need.

I guess what I am trying to say is that sometimes in life, we are the best situated to tell exactly what we need. So adjust that exposure, stretch out that shutter-speed, and pull in the aperture. It can all serve to bring our lives more into focus, make our moment more dramatic, and enrich the colors of our lives.

Take control this week. Throw your life off auto and live your life your way.

See you at the beach ?

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