If you seek inspiration, step outside!
I have a bunch of photos from the last two weeks sitting around in my computer looking for an excuse to be inserted into a post here. So, this morning I read a post from Allen Norcross who does the New Hampshire Garden Solutions blog, it was of some of his recent photos, and suddenly, the inspiration for this post on inspiration hit me! His post was on the beauty of nature, and that is certainly true, so who needs a common thread to pull a post together?
OK, I’ll admit that on days when it looks like this outside…
…that my photo output for the day goes down, but give me even a little sunshine and a critter….
…and it’s not hard to see how I end up shooting so many photos per day.
But, part of the reason that I shoot so many photos is that I am always in search of The perfect photo of everything that there is to photograph in nature.
For example, I have already done a post on northern cardinals for my photo life list project, but that doesn’t stop me from shooting still more photos of cardinals.
None of these are perfect either, but they are better than some in the older post. I am going to go back to that post and delete a couple of the photos, and insert a couple of these latest ones that I think are better. Since I have inserted the photos in this post, you won’t have to go back to the northern cardinal post. (Gee, I’ll bet that I am lowering my blog stats doing that. 😉 )
I understand that not every one is into furry or feathered things to photograph, but there are far more things than critters for subjects to photograph while outside. For example, there are icicles…
…but, you may say big deal, icicles are very common. Oh yeah, what about icicles growing up rather than down?
I found the inspiration for the logo for the Rolling Stones…
…and a giant albino bunny…
…I even found the inspiration for the Bride of Frankenstein!
I learned some important things today as well, such as the bright white of freshly fallen snow makes a great reflector to illuminate the undersides of birds in flight!
See, almost no shadows! Oh, and speaking of shadows, check these two out!
And finally, there’s this one.
I’m not sure what to say about that last one, other than I love it! I am quite proud of myself, it almost makes up for some of the crappy pictures I post. 😉
So if you need something to inspire your creative juices when it comes to photography, I usually find it just outside my door, you may find the same thing.
That’s it for this one, thanks for stopping by!