Frozen EdgeI went for a walk on Sunday past as the weather was nice and I was getting a bit stir crazy, plus I hadn't really gone shooting for a few days. The winter weather kinda puts me in the doldrums and my photography suffers because I'm not as interested in the monochrome world of snow and dirty snow. I prefer the bright, cheerful colours of spring, summer, and fall.
It was a nice and beautiful day for a walk around Sir Sanford Flemming Park. The woods were warm but the wind coming in off the Arm was fairly brisk. I headed along to the little waterfall for a few shots a couple of which you can find on my Flickr page. On the return trip I noticed the large triangular chunks of ice at the border between the deeper water of the arm and the ice packed beach front. I thought they made an interesting pattern and had to take a shot.
I've been thinking a lot about my photography muse. I often read blogs or hear podcasts about improving your photography and people talk about photographing the things you are passionate about but, honestly, I can't seem to find that passion. Don't get me wrong, I love to take my camera out for a hike as I did on Sunday but I don't know if I'd say I'm passionate about it. Is it nature photography that I prefer or have I just not spent enough time trying different kinds? Nature is easy because the subjects are so cooperative. Could I be a good people photographer? Wedding photographer? Something else? I just don't know right now. For now, I'll continue the journey. It's not about the destination after all, it's really about the journey.
nothing wrong with just wanting to photograph nature in my book. I think that you are more passionate then you realize! Either way it's a nifty photo.
Me, I believe that not everything has to be driven. Sometimes it's just about the pleasure.
Enjoy your journey.
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