I’ve crossed the half way point of my trip and so far things are going quite well. Today was particularly nice. The weather was mostly cloudy, cold and even rainy. For most these conditions would seem far from ideal, but that’s not the focus of this post. What made today particularly nice for photography was finding a photographic subject that seemed to hold endless possibilities.
Mid-afternoon I happened across a covered bridge spanning a beautiful creek lined with great fall colored foliage. To the casual eye a quick photo would have sufficed but exploring the scene revealed multiple facets to explore. 3 different lens choices, multiple image formats and numerous exposures consumed three hours of my late afternoon and early evening. The jury is still out on how many photos will be considered publishable as I’ve yet to review them.
Regardless what I cherished about my time at this one spot was that the subject inspired and consumed me. Indeed I found my “happy spot”. It’s one thing to find a subject that resonates with you and it’s another to take the time to fully explore and enjoy it. While these locations tend to be scenic in one way or another for me, the photographic subject that brings about this type of creative surge in you may very well be different. The trick is to recognize when you’ve reached your “happy spot” and to take full advantage.
Below is a teaser of the scene taken with my phone camera. More soon…