~"Il mio paese è là dove passano le nuvole più belle."~
What I learned from landscape photography
Ep. 2: Great expectations, big disappointments. But stay where you are.
As I said in Ep. 1, i believe that nothing good can begin without a great strength that comes from great expectations.
But, it is virtually inevitable, great expectations lead to great disappointments.
You travel for hours, you document and plan, you invest in knowledge and equipment, but it could still go all wrong.
Like this time, when I had accompanied a photographer friend to visit the lake of Campotosto, in Abruzzo, and I talked to him of the lake as an incredible place, with a thousand perspectives and bla bla bla.
In short, when we arrive the lake is unwatchable. The weather I mean, and the lake is half annoyed, the water is very low. The feet sink into the mud.
I do indicate to my friend where the mountains should be, the western part of the Gran Sasso, and Laga Mountains, but very little is seen.
And then it happened almost suddenly.
Some light began to filter. The muddy nothingness in which we were immersed began to thin out and we began to realize that something interesting was about to happen. Then I caught a movement of the clouds towards the Gran Sasso Mountains, and I said to my friend: I place myself here, and I hope that it happens what I think that will happen.
And it happened precisely: a stormy sea of clouds, and the "bow" of Mount Corvo that emerges from the waves.
In short, if you are strongly disappointed, do not do anything harmful that the anger or the instinct tells you to do. Stay just where you are.