Saturday, April 10, 2010

Photography & Inspiration

While selecting photos for the previous post, I deliberately delved deep into my archives from 2006, when Ben bought me my camera. Unlike then, when I was hopping around Nelson photographing everything and anything, lately I am too focused on what or how to photograph and don't take chances, nor shoot for the sake of shooting. On the other hand, I look at things more carefully, albeit unconsciously, (thanks to the drawing class, I'm sure), so I take much fewer photos, but sometimes manage to remember things I saw without photographic proof. Though more often I remember I saw something, and if I'm lucky, if and where.

I was vaguely thinking of focusing vs. not focusing, (as opposed to not being able to focus,) and how to find/look for inspirations just for the fun of it if nothing else.

Then I did something I've done only twice before in four years; I pressed "next blog" from one of yours, and landed on "Altering Thoughts". Just by chance, on a whim, by accident. And as if that was not gift enough, I discovered its author Pat is part of "ideas of inspiration".

A nice Saturday morning circle, yes? And I'm also vaguely thinking, (but not sure about this one) starting a group blog where anybody of us can post images (and stories if you like) to share. Or are we already doing this in our individual blogs? Your thoughts?

2 comments:

  1. Meg, thank you for your kind comments. I find it is really good to be part of a joint project of some kind. It gives you a spur and a focus. And it is fun! Let me know if you start one. Your photographs are beautiful.

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  2. Gee, thank you, Pat! I do like the idea of a common source of inspiration, everybody putting things in and taking things out. A library of inspiration, I think.

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