Dust in the lens –

Doubt is a significant hindrance to create art, like in capturing an image that you desire to produce great results. But when you doubt it will all fall apart; your intent, your purpose, and your goal. The lens I used to shoot this image accumulated a lot of dust inside the glass, instead of using it to the supposed subject and because of the doubt I look the other way and shoot another form. I intentionally underexposed because of fear that the dust might affect the result. This image is not a great photo but it gives me a lesson as a photographer and as a person, truly it’s NOT the gear or the lens, it’s about us who press the shutter. We worry about the outcome, the rendering act of our unique photographic creation, and in the process to please the witnesses of our art. The lesson I learned, I must be content to the sufficiency of my produce, move forward, learn more and worry less.

No doubt – LESS IS MORE.

— Dancel Dante


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