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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,ย  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.

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22 Comments

  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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