On Failure

December 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I have never really grown out of a state of wonder for the beauty of the world.  I have almost a childish appreciation of things wondrous across the world.  The pleasures that I derive from the natural world around me are immeasurable and I’ve really never gotten over how amazing it is that our night sky is speckled with the light from so many other suns so far away.

Tiny shining memories of a light that lit other worlds in the past dancing across our sky as our beautiful world turns.  The simple act of stargazing with wonder and awe could find more room in all of our lives. 

So it was with a natural inclination for documenting the beauty in this world and sharing it that I eagerly read an article about the geminids.  (If you missed them you can still go look up tonight).  With an eagerness just to witness hundreds of meteors sliding across our atmosphere I set out to document this event.

Well you can see a meteor in this photo (above), but by no means did I capture what I set out document. 

But I was left with a gift of time spent out under the night sky and an appreciation of failure and the beauty of both ambient light (although it may have been part of the problem) and that beautiful glow of the moon just before it starts to rise.

Some endeavors that we undertake will inevitably lead to failure.  It means we are faced with an opportunity to grow and learn.  Lives that can be heralded as great have constantly met failure with a mind to understand the problem and grow.  To find opportunity in than intrinsically deprecating moment when you realize you have failed at what you set out to do.   To keep your eyes and mind open and still search for other opportunities.  It is a talent of the successful.  It is good to remember that I still have so much room to grow with a camera

And as always I hope you have enjoyed these images.  I create them for you just as much as for me.

And for a shout out to someone who captured something far beyond what I have captured.  Wes Eisenhauer absolutely nailed this!  AMAZING!

Meteor explosion Milky Way Time Lapse. By: Wes Eisenhauer from wes eisenhauer on Vimeo.



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