Inspiration…the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions (Merriam-Webster)
In response to Tina’s Lens-Artists Challenge (found here) I have reflected on the meaning of the word “inspiration” and what I would like to communicate in this post. About two years ago I was motivated to buy a nicer camera and start learning more about photography. I can’t actually remember what prompted that action at that particular time. I think it was that I had some money saved and just decided to go for it. Soon after, with assistance from my cousin, I set up this blog, the perfect outlet for my creativity and learning. Since that time I have been inspired by so many bloggers who not only posted amazing photos for me to learn from, but also commented with encouragement and thoughts.
Fast forward to 2020. What would I have done this year without the motivation to continue to work on my photography skills? My current inspiration, based on the definition above, has been the outdoors.
Outdoors: the world away from human habitations
My escape from isolation. The ability to look way beyond the walls of my home and to see possibilities. Through my camera lens I have made discoveries that sharpen my mind and increase my knowledge. In the outdoors my emotions are leveled out, creating the ability for me to let go of current stresses and worries. In the outdoors life is refreshing, open, and inspiring.
Below are a few photos of my “outdoors” that inspires me.
Even without my camera, I am still inspired by being outdoors.
My camera has just allowed me to see things that might otherwise go unnoticed.
“A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.”
~ Paul Dudley White
My true inspiration comes from God above, who created my great outdoors.