I recently redesigned my website (with the help of Promise's lovely Sitehouse designs) and one of the interview questions on my 'about me' page was, "Where do you get your inspiration?" I had to think about that because I'm unusual in the way that I don't necessarily get inspired by looking at magazines and others' work. In fact, that is usually debilitating (because of comparisons) unless I'm in the right mood. So I thought for a minute about what inspires me and then it clicked. I am inspired by exploring and travel and discoveries.
This past year I made it a goal of mine to get out of the house more to see more. Since I can't book a flight across the country whenever I want, I decided the best way to do this would be to drive around my very own town on a regular basis and shoot with my iPhone. We think we know our towns, especially when they're small like mine, but the fun of it is, every time I get in my car to explore, coffee in hand (of course), I discover something new or I see something in a different way.
I was chatting with an online friend of mine yesterday who lives in California and I was telling her about how I have a huge dream of taking an RV and traveling the west coast for an extended period of time with a couple friends who love exploring/photography as much as I do. She said to count her in so now I really need to make that happen but our conversation is what actually pushed me to go out in the rain and shoot for myself today. I needed an adventure in my life and today's rainy, foggy weather made that happen.
Today's shots were taken on the Mark III and 35mm 1.4.