This post was adapted from a story I read by Stephen King. It was intended for writers but I changed it up to make it work for photographers. There are plenty of similarities and in fact, I often teach that becoming a better writer will make you a better photographer. You may not agree with all of it but use what you can.

I have been visiting Bosque del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge for longer than many of you have been alive. Over the years it has been a great love affair. And like any love affair, it has both elated and frustrated me. At times I have been angry at it and yet most of the time it gives me warm fuzzies all over. It’s a love/hate relationship that is so up and down because it is a place that reminds me (regularly) that as a bird photographer, I rarely have ANY control over the conditions I work in.