It’s Sunday so I am taking it easy today but I am posting the daily inspiration! Today it comes from Alan Davis, so THANK YOU ALAN! Here is the story behind the image, direct from Alan:
“One of the wonderful things about photography is that it makes you look at the world. I often do an exercise where I go out to photograph without a camera. It eliminates the entire “photograph this” process which makes the looking take on a bit different meaning. You also learn it is OK not to capture everything you see on film or sensor. The significance of this image overlaps a tiny bit on what Amy Medina speaks of in her “Take A Picture. Every Day.” daily inspiration post on your site – the experiences photography can bring to you.
Surprisingly, we were having a real winter blizzard in Richmond, VA. A friend with a 4-wheel drive vehicle came and picked me up. We carried some towels to cover our cameras and headed out into the weather. If it weren’t for photography I probably would not have set foot out of the house and missed a wonderful and beautiful experience of hiking through the snow during the storm. As we were leaving one of the parks we visited I saw this shot and asked to borrow my friend’s camera as he had a longer lens (some Canon SLR) than the 50mm on my Lecia M8. I lifted the camera and aimed straight into the wind. With the snow blowing in my face I had only a vague idea of what I was framing and no idea at all if any focus of any sort was happening (basically didn’t know what I was doing with the camera). It’s one of those images you somehow feel you didn’t have a lot to do with and that makes it all the more enjoyable when it comes out. It was a great time photographing.
There are a couple more images from that day on my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nalasivad/
Again, thanks your efforts. Hope you find making other people happy and more knowledgeable just rewards.