Twilight Pond | Take Risks in Photography

Photography is a great teacher.

We learn to see, to get out and explore, and we’re also reminded to take risks.

Whether it comes to trying out new subjects, angles, or techniques at the get-go, or trying a new approach in the editing stage, let’s remember to take risks with our photography and our art.  Even if it’s something small, let’s try moving in a different direction.

We won’t grow if we don’t push ourselves and explore beyond our comfort zone.

So let’s get out, travel to new places with our cameras in tow, and see how we can try something new.

 

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape, fine art photography of a path leading into magical woods

Deer Trail

Start Exploring | Winter Valley

It can be easy to start feeling trapped and like we’ll never be able to travel.  We want to see the world and experience new things, but let’s remember it doesn’t have to be on a large scale.

Let’s start exploring now, and experiencing what’s available to us at this moment.  Let’s keep dreaming of Scotland, Iceland, and France, but let’s get out today and see what gorgeous and new views are already at our doorsteps.

The beautiful thing about the world is that it’s different every time we look at it.

Let’s enjoy the present while we hope for the future, and not leave travel and exploration for ‘someday’.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photograph of a dirt path trailing through the flowers and trees of a nature park in Colorado.

Landscape photography. Use photography de la paysage.

Expansive World | Travel

Big World

If we dream of traveling the world, or even just our home country, it can be easy to find ourselves feeling stuck and depressed, especially if we don’t currently have the time or money to go whisking off to a new place.

It’s important to remember, though, that we don’t have to go very far to see and experience new things.  And that’s what travel is all about, right?  Maybe we can’t visit the other end of the country this year, and maybe we’re a few years away from making it overseas, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still experience the joys of travel!

Maybe it’s not as fantastical as visiting Scotland, but check out what local places you can visit right now.  Is there a funky and eclectic town nearby you can visit?  A mountain you can climb to get a different view of your hometown?  What about restaurants, museums, and boutiques you haven’t seen yet, in your own city or one a few hours away?

Dreams of travel are grand, especially when we’re dreaming of grand locations, bit it pays to look into what gorgeous wonders we happen to already be sitting on.  Let’s explore local destinations while we continue to dream and save up for those bigger trips, and let’s remember that the world is an immense place, and our own city is a lot bigger than it seems.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photography. Use photography de la paysage.

Landscape photography of a brush field and lone tree against a deep blue sky near sunset.

Explore While We Can

Forest Textures

Beautiful areas, both natural and manmade, can be found all over.  It’s important to remember to take advantage of the surrounding beauty and our time to enjoy it while we can.

What places do you want to visit and explore, but haven’t yet because it’ll always be there or there’s plenty of time in the future?  Our list of places to see may be big or small, but let’s start exploring now.

Places aren’t always going to be there, and tomorrow is never guaranteed.  Let’s visit that museum, hike through that park, and climb that mountain (or at least try).  Let’s take advantage of the time we have and explore all we can.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Forest photography of fallen trees on an old stone wall. Street photography of Chinatown, Philadelphia

Sense of Progress

nature, photography, photograph, leaf, ground

Sometimes it feels like we’re going nowhere, leaving us frustrated.

We may feel powerless, stuck.  Sometimes we have no idea what direction to head towards, and that’s even more frustrating.

I’ve been feeling quite stuck lately, which has shown me how important it can be to stick with something throughout the chaos.  That way, even when actively pursuing different paths, we have one thing that we’re consistent with.  We get our sense of progress.  We feel less like we’ve wasted weeks or months.

Plus, when we feel stuck, time can pass agonizingly slow.  Having an interest we continually work on and update (like a blog) can help us keep our sense of time.  We find that what felt like weeks was just a few days.

Let’s always move forward, stay positive, and remember that life’s meant to be explored, whether we know where we’re going or not.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’