“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
Now at number five in this series, it may be time for me to take a short departure from this and get outside.
I’m really enjoying this foray into the world of studio photography. It drives the creativity in me to a new level. Being able to take the common and transform it into something more gives me a sense of satisfaction. There is something about plants and flowers that resonates in me. Perhaps it’s the almost miraculous details that you see when you take the time to really observe them. They calm me, somehow, as I look at them, appreciating the lines, the texture, and complexity of even the most commonplace flower.
I’m taking a few days of much needed vacation to get up north, recharge, and, of course, make some more photos. The days are forecast to be hot and humid, so there’s a really good chance I will be near water. Perhaps a lake or a waterfall?
There are several waterfalls, rather, chutes, in the area where my camper sits and a visit to capture some of that raw beauty is in order.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 200 mm
1/140 sec, f/14.0, ISO 6400
High Resolution image on 500px: