Photography and Where I Found Inspiration
I grabbed my camera and headed towards the woods. Earlier in the summer I discovered a wild turkey's nest. The nest is empty now but, the woods were still teeming with wildlife. I sat on a large rock and waited and waited. I walked into the woods trying to get a few good pictures of white mushrooms growing off an old tree branch.
I headed back towards the house, thinking of where else I could look for something interesting with just the right lighting. The sun was poking in and out of the clouds that day. I came up to a patio block and thought, there could be something interesting underneath. Next thing I know I was flipping over every patio block and stone I could move. Placing them all back gently. I found a few salamanders, a tiny snail, a fossil and a slug. Cradled inside a fallen, brown leaf I found ground cover. It was one of those times that flew by.
I was busy looking up that morning, trying to find something interesting and ended up looking down and inside of things and found so much more. When taking photographs I am learning to look at things differently. Instead of shooting just the architecture of a building, I look at the shadows. I try to find things that aren't obvious, things over looked and sometimes, things people might not want to see.
For me this is what makes the learning experience of photography a joy.
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