Creativity disappeared like an autumn leaf blown across the valley by a night wind. There are probably various reasons, but I never could seem to point to one particularly significant one. So, I have not posted many images to this blog recently.
It was confusing. For years, I have been driven to photograph beauty. My mind always taking snapshots in my head, even when the camera was not in my hands. And then I noticed I no longer wanted to reach for the camera. No longer did I evaluate possible images in my head. And so, the camera was put away except for occasional images of family and friends at significant celebrations.
Where you stand makes all the difference in what you see. So, guess you could say I am standing in a different place than I have for the last decade. As a result it has changed what I see. Perhaps that is one reason a break was needed.
These images don’t fit my profile of trying to capture the perfect shot of a close up subject. But for the first time in months I wanted to pick up the camera. I wanted to capture the wild, not so perfectly structured rustic cabin in the mountains of western North Carolina. It was intriguing to see the outdoor beauty framed by cabin windows. Taking several steps back fits where I see life now. It doesn’t always go according to plan, but there is still beauty to be seen. Maybe when life doesn’t go the way we expected is when we most need beauty. Thanks for taking a second look.