I particularly liked the opening quote to set Patti’s challenge, “(inspiration) is an untroubled state of mind”. In my case, sometimes it’s being inspired that leads me to an untroubled state of mind. And those moments of bliss can come from anywhere. I was surprised by a book last week called Palette Perfect: Colour combinations inspired by Fashion, Art and Style. I couldn’t put it down, the effect was immediate. I wanted to get to my computer and try some of them on patterns, blobs, anything. Then the untroubledness leads to a rush of ideas, a willingness to create.
Inspiration is out there, waiting. Day trips are on the cards now, the camera being used as it should. Some ideas are already on my mind about the photos I might be taking, even before we leave.
Sometimes it is someone elses inspired moment. Do we ever see other people’s work as they intended or our own eyes and the way they inspire us changes things, even if ever so slightly?
Capturing light was my first love when I started photography and it is still my biggest inspiration. The years and experience may tell me to look for different subjects and unusual point of views but it’s the light that I want. I think it always will be.
Posted for Patti’s Lens-Artists Challenge