The Power of Perseverance / by Jim Ekstrand

I’ve been on a photography trip to Oregon the past few days and was recently reminded of the importance of perseverance in landscape photography. As frequently happens in Oregon, I spent the entire day on the coast in rather dreadful weather. I was at least hoping for some misty, moody shots, but the weather simply wouldn’t cooperate. Instead of misty and moody, all I was getting was flat, gray skies and dim light. And, I was getting cold and extremely uncomfortable. By about 6:30 I was ready to give up, but instead I committed to myself to stay to sunset. Suddenly the solid gray cloud cover started to break up and beautiful interesting light started to break through. What looked like a day that was going to be a total bust turned into a very productive 2 hours.

Never, ever give up!