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Morning Warmth, Puna Coast, Hilo, Hawaii

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Don Smith (California, United States) on 2 September 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

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Today finds me back on the road, this time in Hilo, Hawaii, as I prepare to assist Gary Hart with his Big Island Workshop. This is an image I captured this morning along the Puna Coast. I'm currently reading Neil Young's new book, "Waging Heavy Peace." He talks obviously about his music, but most importantly about tuning into his feelings. He realizes that he is at his most creative when he quits trying to think too much, but instead, just feels the music. That really resonated with me, as I try to do the same with my photography. Practice your craft until the camera becomes second nature to you. This will free up your creative side when you are on location. Clutter your brain with technical issues and chance are good that you'll miss the moment. I've just finished writing a blog about this titled: Waging Heavy Peace - With My Camera For a good read, check out Neil Young's book, "Waging Heavy Peace."

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