Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Inspiration

Morning on Prince Street
I really enjoy looking at an actual printed photograph and not just a bunch of pixels flying by on the screen.  I like it so much that I have been printing an 8x10 photograph every week for the past four years and hanging it on my cubical wall to share with the people in the office.

I was heading to work this past Monday morning lamenting the fact that I did not have a photograph to hang on my cube wall.  My inspiration this past week had been at an all time low and my photographic cupboard was bare and so I sat on the bus annoyed at myself for not having a print with me.

Now, this is not the first time I've missed having a print but this is the first time I've missed because I was not inspired to get out and shoot.  I had several mornings, lunch hours, and rides home in which to photograph but absolutely no motivation to actually get out and photograph.

I think inspiration goes up and down in cycles and this particular cycle coincided with my photo of the week dilemma.  As the bus drove down Barrington Street I turned and glanced down Prince Street and the scene above caught my eye.  I hadn't gone looking for it but, nonetheless, there it was and I was hooked.  I rang the bell and jumped off the bus to capture the morning light on Prince Street.  Sometimes a moment is all you need to rejuvenate your inspiration and this was my moment.  Keep your eyes open and your camera handy, you never know when that inspiration will hit you but you'll be kicking yourself if your camera isn't around when it does.
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