I saw a meme on Facebook recently that said 'photography is an itch that doesn't go away no matter how much you scratch it'. For me this very true and my fiancé does amazingly well to not only put up with this but also encourage and support me to achieve great things. This is one of the reasons I'm marrying her!
We are currently on holiday together in Auckland, New Zealand and will be jetting off to Melbourne, Australia in a few days which is where we'll be married. To say I'm excited about that is a huge understatement. However our time in NZ is short (less than a week) and knowing that what this amazing country has to offer landscape photographers is of an epic scale I'm chomping at the bit to get out and about with my camera.
The opportunity hasn't yet presented itself to capture that 'epic' scene which has been extremely frustrating. I'm sure I've been unbearable at times yet Tara's (my fiancé) patience has been unrelenting. I had a realisation today that to get the image I have in my mind we would need to travel to the South Island and that's just not going to be possible on this trip due to our short time that we're here.
So perhaps I just need to be grateful for the situation that I'm in rather than getting frustrated over something I can't change. There are some great photo opportunities to be had here even if it's not what I originally had in mind. I'm very lucky to be in such a stunning place with the lady I love most and I'm extremely grateful for that. I know we will return one day and my trip to the South Island will come.
So I guess my message for all of this is there's nothing wrong with scratching that itch, just don't make it bleed.