Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Yesterday morning, on my walk in Parco di Monza, I saw this. Such amazing light and mist, and mystery. It seems an infinite path, you wonder where it ends. What a difference a day makes, the intense rain of the previous day contributing the moisture for the mist in this otherwise sunny morning, making this image possible. A moment where you can sense the potential of the day.
Would you believe that this is straight out of the camera, and a point-and-shoot camera, no less? This supports my fundamental belief that it's not the equipment that makes the photographer, it's the eye. I keep coming back to this quote, "The best camera you have is the one you have with you." I keep my Canon Elph with me at all times in the park, so I'm armed for whatever inspiration is shown to me. And lately, things are shown to me often. I must have just started to see it in a different way, because I doubt the park has changed substantially in the year and a half I've been here, but my enjoyment of it has deepened substantially and it's become a wonderful source of inspiration.
Speaking of inspiration, have you been keeping up with the 9 Days of Inspiration on the Mortal Muses sites? If not, go right now and read this post by writer Cara Lopez Lee. Her words are incredible. And while you're there, look around and leave a comment or two on the different sites to win some of the cool giveaways (including a set of my postcards - I have more on the way!).
I hope you have an inspirational day! The potential is there, in every day.