I am a visually inspired person and I enjoy the beauty of many other artists and after doing a photowalk in downtown Calgary with some new friends I found myself moved by Ashleigh’s excitement and incredible inspiration from the downtown architecture (check her out… Ashleigh Amber Moore). Her intention was to translate the uniqueness of the architecture to her jewelry designs. It’s that kind of inspiration that happens to me when I see a scene, an image or even a mood created by the uniqueness of the light.
Recently for my 365 Grateful project I set out to photograph the ripples of rain and ended up being pleasantly surprised by the unexpected beauty of the scene and I immediately had an image that I thought would work perfectly in this scene. As with many ideas that have come in the past I have not challenged myself to recreate usually for ridiculous reasons but my goal lately is to really explore. Happily and without reservation I chased the image in my head…
Watching the forecast and hoping for bright overcast skies and maybe even a touch of light rain I set out but those conditions were not happening instead I had bright sun. When I arrived on location and unloaded my necessary gear instantly the light began to change… so I headed into the stream and set up quickly to catch the light that was coming around for me, the rain started to lightly fall and my lovely model (my darling daughter) happily immersed herself in the water. Thank goodness for warm temperatures and a slightly tepid stream (well once you’re in it anyway). Within a few frames I had the shot I set out to do.
Muddy feet and all my heart was happy and my model was too!!