Reflective moments

There are times when, as a photographer, I may have to go in search of inspiration; there are times when inspiration hits me square in the face without warning; there are times when inspiration just slowly filters into my heart and grows on me while I sit unknowingly gazing at it.

I chuckle as I think of how inspiration found me this past Saturday night…  Earlier in the day, Brent had picked up a Victorian styled vanity that we had bought for the studio bathroom.  It was up to the two of us to haul, trip, roll and possibly even careen down the hill with this thing, around the house and in through the back door.  Sounds easy enough IF you weigh more than the item you’re carrying and your wingspan roughly matches that of  big foot quite possibly.  As we were about half way down the hill, it struck me that we hadn’t established an emergency word in case of a catastrophic power failure.  Of course, this thought pattern occurred because I was about to have a catastrophic power failure.  As I yelped and fell and giggled and dodged, my mind went down many thoughtful trails such as:  Wow, this could totally be on DIY’s renovation realities show; I wonder if this would be funny to an onlooker or dreadfully frightening and near death looking; I bet Brent thinks I’m a total dork; man that happened fast…I didn’t even have time to warn him; I really hope this doesn’t ruin this thing; oh no, I bet it’s gonna get it muddy!; *silent gasp in my brain* are those PEOPLE on the other side of the lake and did they see that??!!!!   What can you do when you do something completely idiotic and humbling except sit there and laugh at yourself and rub your jaw and hope to high heavens that you have a bruise there the next day to prove the pain you just endured.  As I sat there, I decided to look harder across the lake to see if this event had stopped all motion or caused a stir…I was hoping not…

Instead, this is what I saw…inspiration…it was one of those times when it just slowly filtered into my heart and grew on me while I sat unknowingly gazing at it.  By the time we had the vanity safely in the studio, I was already framing up the scene and calculating the settings in my mind…a few minutes later and from the sun room window these are the reflective moments that stopped me in my tracks.



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melinda nicodemus - March 15, 2011 - 4:03 am

That third picture is better than sliced bread! I adore everything about it!

Laura - March 15, 2011 - 4:11 am

Awww…what a fun thing for you to say! 🙂 For some reason, shooting at night is just so much more fun! Thanks for commenting!

Amber Cooper - March 15, 2011 - 11:44 am

Great job, sister! I really need to look at all your scenery photos so I can order some pictures for my house. Can you collect them somewhere? Love you!

Laura - March 15, 2011 - 3:29 pm

I can surely do that for you, Amber! I was thinking I needed to do the same thing for my own house, lol! I’ll get it set up for you!

Hannah - March 15, 2011 - 3:46 pm

Wow! That really is amazing! Looks like what you might find as a painting, but the amazing thing – it is real! =) Great job!

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