WILD STALLION | OUR MIND
Saintes Marie’s de la Mer. Early Evening. I have lined myself up at the water's edge. I want to capture a photograph that I had seen in my mind. It’s an image of horses jumping through the water. To move forward, their bodies stretched, necks pulled forward, legs raised higher than the water, mane flying like surfer's, water splashing all over but they are focused to get to the shore. All the aspects were lining up correctly except looking at the horses running towards me, my mind started to race, my body got tense, and I could not see anything else but chaos.
I realized for me to get what I want, I must slow my mind. Once my mind was slow, I felt calm, my body felt relaxed, and I wasn’t reactive, I felt in control. I was now looking at the horses running towards me in slow motion; I pressed the shutter button when I saw the image I had seen in my mind. If we can control our mind, we control the world around us.