Coming around again
There are a couple photography blogs I follow and one posted a curious tip. Talking about how to become a better photographer it said not to take pictures of things you have photographed in the past. I’m sure they were trying to install the idea of keeping your content fresh and stepping outside of your comfort zone and seeing new things but honestly, how can you take the same picture twice of anything>
There are several trails I have fallen in love with and I make a point to try and visit them at different times of the seasons. Different seasons, different colors, different looking landscapes, nothing is ever the same. Walking the trail at a different time of the day will change the shadows and lighting revealing different textures and colors than the last time I visited.
My hike last weekend was to Round Valley Regional Preserve as I wanted to catch the wildflowers in bloom. Cloudy skies greeted me on the trail and cast a different view of the scenery than my last visit in the summer. No matter how many times I visit the same trail it always seems different. To keep a different perspective on this trip I made an effort to shoot as many macro photos as I could to push the limit of looking for something different in the same place.
I really think it’s not how many times you photograph the same scene it’s how many times you challenge yourself to find a unique view.There’s is always something different, you just have to look for it.