“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.
There were images to be created during our walk on the local greenway.
Images were found on the way to a local garden.
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.
An afternoon walk can turn into the perfect opportunity to photograph.
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.