When I need to think, I mean really think; about myself and about my ideas I typically hop in my car and drive. I don't think I am alone in this, but if you haven't done it before, do it!
Sometimes the rain, fog, wind, or any unusual weather condition you can think of becomes an excuse not to get lost within yourself and your camera. I find it exhilarating to dive headfirst into a new atmosphere. With no plans, there is no telling what will happen.
When you find yourself more alone in nature than is usual, the wilderness tends to show you something you might have never seen and likely will never see again. I like to think that a lot of my dealings with nature is all about listening. In an age where we are always on the go and focused on ourselves, reverting back to our instinctual connection to nature is pivotal. I've read several books about the origins of wilderness and mans fear with such vast and untamed land. I often think in some ways these same fears exist today, but maybe it's not the wilderness that scares us it's being alone in the wilderness.
The wilderness that remains today, in its fragile state, has something to teach us but to learn we must listen and perhaps we will be better for it.
Still the body, Still the mind, Still the voice inside, In silence, Feel the stillness move. -Kabir