“There is no place like home.”
― L. Frank Baum

I spend a great deal of time traveling to locations in order to put myself in the position to create interesting images.  This spring, I spent so much time chasing the image, that I ended up wearing myself down too much.

I realized that I needed to slow down the pace a bit in order

to catch my breath and allow myself to reenergize, both physically and creatively.

This required me to do something that is somewhat outside of my comfort zone.  I needed to stay home for a few weekends.

What I found, was that I did not stop looking for images, they were present wherever I turned.

Fetch

There were images to be created during our walk on the local greenway.

Images were found on the way to a local garden.

Light and Shadow

I found this light on the side of a Mexican restaurant near where I live.

After arriving at the garden, rather than photographing the flowers I thought I had come to photograph, my eye was drawn to the light dancing across the water.

Ripples

An afternoon walk can turn into the perfect opportunity to photograph.

Look Up

Sometimes the picture is above you as I discovered when I saw this spider resting on these beautifully lit spring leaves.

So, if  you are unable to travel to search for your next, great image, make sure you look close to home to see what beauty you can capture there.

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

Comments (4)

  1. Love the photo of Maui!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Lorraine!

  2. I enjoy all of your posts! Your photos and your wonderful descriptive writing makes me feel like I was with you on your walk! ❤❤

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Frances! So good to see you the other day!

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