being inspired

dsc_07x81I joined a photography club in my village and one morning this summer we took off to take pictures of tree frogs. We arrived in this tiny nature reserve looking for the frogs.
I felt cold, miserable, asking myself what on earth I was doing there. So I wandered around a little. Noticed berries, meadows with cows, grass, … nothing that could arise my interest really.
I was stuck there, couldn’t escape because we shared cars.

And then I saw the thoroughwort and its beauty. How fragile the grasses were and how elegant.
Suddenly I wanted to capture those soft, subtle colors.
I sat on my knees in the cold, wet grass and started shooting. Heaven!
Do you know the feeling when you lose track of time and place? That was how it was.

I ended up with a bunch of photos that were more or less sharp, not so bad composed but lacked inspiration.
Except for this one. I like the lines, the tiny drops and the blurry background.
That’s why this one is this week’s 1goodenoughphoto for me.
I felt happy with it and enjoyed the editing.

What I’m trying to tell you (and myself) is:
When you go out and want to take pictures, don’t look too far.
BEAUTY IS RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE!

What I learned that day was:
♥ nothing comes for free, you have to earn it
♥ it won’t be easy and that’s ok
♥ keep shooting

technical note:
I experimented with layers in photoshop and liked this blue tone:
→ color look up → abstract → blue tone


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In the meantime I made a new friend!

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