Over the next several days, I'm going to post a series of Camino “audits,” retrospectively analysing various aspects of my journey – practically, physically, and metaphysically.
I'll also post my top ten favourite photos, and I'll also post my top ten favourite yellow arrow shots, and door shots.
I'll also do an audit on my photographic process.
As well, I'll post pics of those people who've impacted upon me in some way during my journey.
Some of this may be of interest to you, and some may not – however I feel I need to “complete” my journey with these series of retrospective analyses.
What will be most difficult will be the analysis of myself. Because apart from anything else, as my mate Rusty said, the full import of this pilgrimage may not become apparent for months, or years.
However, there are some things I've learnt which I feel qualified to discuss – for instance, the concept of increments: how big goals can be achieved through little steps.
Some of you have very kindly suggested that I turn this blog into a book – and whilst I think very few people would be interested in my ramblings in a conventional book format, perhaps I should consider an “e-book.”
I haven't taken any real touristy shots though – I've purposefully avoided them, because they've never interested me. Other people take those kind of shots better than me.
(When William Eggleston, my favourite photographer, did a photographic book on Paris, he published shots of reflections in puddles and fleeting images in shop windows, things like that. Not one shot of the Eiffel Tower! And yet he captured the tone and feeling of Paris more evocatively than anyone since Atget.)
So, later today I'll do my first “audit” and it will be on my gear – what I took, what I used and what I didn't, what worked and and what didn't, and why.
I'm starting with my gear because that's easy.
The hard stuff will be the internal stuff.