I have been having a great time this fall capturing the beautiful San Juan and Cimarron Mountains. I made a deliberate effort this year to explore and expand my autumn photo collection.
At first, I went out cameras locked and loaded and tried to shoot everything I could. As I looked over my images, I realized that I wasn’t being true to myself and my photography. It felt as if I was just collecting images and not focusing on the essence of the scene. I needed to slow down and remember what I love about capturing images.
Photography is like a form of meditation. It is where I can go and just be. Either with a friend or by myself, I find it is so gratifying to observe and be inspired by what God created.
This morning I went out for sunrise. It was cold and everything was blanketed with a fine layer of frost. While I was composing the snowy mountains against a clear blue sky, I could hear turkeys gobbling and elk bulging in the distance. It was so peaceful (and cold). I truly enjoyed myself. I haven’t looked at those images yet but it doesn’t matter. What matters is spending time outdoors and finding time to enjoy the benefits that nature bestows.
Below are some inspiring reflections that I was fortunate enough to capture.
The image “Impression” is an image of a reflection itself. I really like the soft pastoral feel of it. What emotion is stirred inside when you view one of these images?
A Little Spice