Photograph what you know
They say that familiarity breeds contempt. Maybe it does but familiarity also offers insight.
Maybe I am too lazy to make the trip to the mountains every weekend like I did when I was in my early twenties? Maybe I am making the most of my time when I photograph what is close to me? I’ve been watching the forecast for the past few days deciding on the right time to take a trip to the mountains. I’ve got a few ideas that I am interested in trying out now that I am in this phase of trying to see things differently.
Whatever the answer I am sometimes pleasantly surprised by how the plain and ordinary can look different with some inspiration, perspiration and motivation.
In the province that I live, Alberta there are thousands upon thousands of nondescript gravel roads. These are roads that hardly anyone ever looks twice at. They are taken for granted and on occasion look like an eyesore.
Here is my take on one of those places that with a little work can look different and isn’t that really what all of us are trying to do? We all want to separate ourselves from the crowd to varying degrees. It’s a statement about who we are.