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Inspiration Adventure

Sometimes it’s hard to find inspiration. I’ve been struggling with finding inspiration with my camera for a few weeks. I’ve previously stated that I LOVE photographing people (example), but I’ve been working on finding inspiration in my surroundings. I know it seems incongruous that inspiration is something that has to be worked at. Perhaps it’s not something that must be worked at, but rather worked FOR. In other words, I wish I could say that every time I feel inspired, I am either sitting in the warm sand on a tropical beach, or I am in the presence of phenomenal artists. It simply is not the case. Sometimes I go days without feeling inspired, even if I am surrounded by beauty.

Last night,  I stepped out of my car and noticed that it was that magical time of the day. The golden hours. I had about two hours until sunset to work with and it just so happened that my camera was sitting on the passenger seat of my car. I didn’t know what exactly I was hoping to take pictures of, but I knew that I wanted to focus on interesting textures, colors, and arrangements.

I started out small, knowing I had been on the inspirational chopping block for days. I worked my way around my driveway, and then through my backyard. Soon I decided it was time for a change up. I threw my bag inside my apartment, grabbed one of Blake's cozy flannels from our closet, locked the door, and hopped back in my car. Without having a clear idea of where I was going, I decided to just drive.


I seldom get alone time, so the two hour adventure I had with my camera was a cleansing breath of fresh air. Whether you are on vacation, hanging out in your home town, or kicking it around the house, I urge you all to find time this week to write about, photograph, or just appreciate the little things that surround you.


  1. Nice photos! I recently decided to take up photography and bought a Canon T3i and am just starting to play around the the aperture setting, so your pics are an inspiration to me to where I want to get in my skills! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Thank you Noelle! That’s lovely of you. Have a BLAST with your new camera. The best way to learn is to get out there even just for ten minutes every day and experiment! xo

      • I’ve been loving it so far. Already been out to places near that I never even took the time to explore before, but now I have a reason to.

  2. Abd-Elhamid Taha says

    I really love how the colors balance out in your shots. A story by itself. 🙂

  3. Nice post, love your pics. Morethan, that all your picture tells the whole story the way your photos sequenced, it starts with the tree and ends with the chair. Awesome 😉

    • Thank you! I really appreciate you taking the time to notice. I also became a little more adventurous as the session went on, some of the photos required a great deal of climbing and squeezing through small spaces haha!

      • Wow….thanks for your efforts!!! Really appreciated, hope you will make us wonder all the time 🙂

  4. They turned out beautifully! I love the textures and colors in seventh one from the top. So pretty!!

  5. Great contrasts, either when subtle (colors/textures) or Christmas lights…months later. You also found the lines and movement for the objects, which give them a great feel.
    These are great, thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you! I found it odd that a restaurant had still had Christmas lights up also haha 🙂 Glad you enjoyed them. It was a gorgeous evening to take photos.

  6. These photos are incredible! I love the colours and the textures and focus you used…I need to start taking pictures again I love it and have so much to learn! thanks for the inspiration x

  7. I especially love the ones of the fly and the dandelion seeds…these are certainly inspiring and beautiful!

    Great words of advice too. =)

    • I think the dandelion seed was my favorite. I just love the way the light filtered in that one. I was happy my little fly bud stayed still long enough for me to take that picture.

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