In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Inspiration.”

In June of 2014, I wrote a blog post about my photography inspirations.  I was about to skip this week’s theme as a duplicate, when I realized I would actually like to return to that post, and see if I still feel the same inspirations.

Fourteen months ago, I wrote that I was inspired by the everyday beauty around me.  That still stands true for me.  There is a simple, authentic joy that comes from connecting with everyday beauty in my life through photography.  There is vast pleasure in creating beauty from something ordinary.

Like a vintage pitcher and some simple baby’s breath…regular, everyday objects that somehow speak to me.  Sometimes I really jazz them up with post processing, just for fun, and to see what I like.  I find if I keep the subject itself ordinary and clutter-free, I really go for a pumped up texture and added colors.  Now and then, a painterly feel washes over my images.

For this post, I decided to re-shoot the same object from 14 months ago,  to see what’s changed for me.  Here’s today’s…and 14 months ago.  They’re very different, but I like them both!

DSC_6056-EditAnd here’s the original version from June 2014:

Babys BreathSo, what inspires me to photograph something?  Nothing fancy or complicated…just simple beauty.  Thanks for stopping by my photo blog, I always appreciate comments.


8 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. I’m glad you’re still inspired! I agree with your statement, “They’re very different, but I like them both” too. Sometimes I lack inspiration but photography friends I’ve connected with keep me going 🙂 Thanks!

    1. Hi Karen! Thanks for your comment, yes sometimes if I just “think” about inspiration, something comes to me. And photo-friends do help a ton, too, I agree.

  2. Wendy, I keep going back and forth between the two…and can’t decide which I like best! I love the simplicity of the white, so soft and almost dreamlike. But the new version…I just love the colors, you chose some of my favorites. Both are wonderful, great job!

  3. Hi Terri, thanks! 🙂 It’s such great fun to shoot something simple, and then jazz it up, even over-the-top sometimes! Thanks for commenting!

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