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Do you ever go out with your camera and try to intentionally find the rarest sights and the coolest finds? I don’t mean spending the day looking through your viewfinder but actually looking with your own eyes to see if you can spot anything out of the ordinary?
I do all the time, even if I just drive down to the store, I take my camera with me. You never know what you’ll see!
Here are some images that I have captured that have inspired me and why.
Did you know that in some Eastern cultures they see the lower arch as a representation of the physical world and the upper arch is representing of the spiritual world. Seeing a double rainbow is said to have special meaning, bring positivity and often leaves the viewer in awe. It’s a rare sight and I was surprised to see it just outside my bedroom window.
I captured this shot in the Eastern Kootenays in British Columbia while travelling on Highway 95 near the Fairmont Hot Springs. We were going home after a week of camping around the area, it was rainy and I was kind of sad to be going home. Getting this shot was amazing, if I hadn’t been on my way home at that exact time, I would have missed this rainbow.
I was outside playing with my kids, watching them run by when this butterfly landed on my hand! There were a lot of them to be fair but still, this was really cool. I never touched its wings, I just slowly grabbed my camera and took the shot. A few seconds later, it fluttered away.
Have you ever been really close to a bird of prey? It’s kind of scary, those talons can rip me apart in no time. I took this shot years ago while slowly driving down dirt roads in the M.D. of Willow Creek in Alberta, a vast area of farmland. This Hawk stayed perched on the fence post for a good 5-10 minutes, scanning the field in front of it, most likely looking for its next meal. I stayed parked on the side of the road for the whole time it was there and capture a lot of images, but this one where its kind of checking me out and probably approving of my presence (since it never flew away because of me), was the best. Hawks are my favourite bird, after penguins!
I’m originally from New Brunswick in Canada so seeing water this colour just blew my mind! This is Baynes Lake in British Columbia, isn’t it beautiful?
It’s amazing how much joy a puddle of water or blowing seeds in the wind can bring to my children. As adults, we often take small things like this for granted and then we wonder why we’re so unhappy. Happiness is made from within and not gained from the outside. My children have taught me that.
This was one of those moments where you get a glimpse into a different world. This small herd moved over to the side a little more as we slowly drove by. In my wild and sometimes weird mind, it was like they showed us some respect as we showed them by slowing down and stopping a good distance away from them to not scare them.
What went through my mind? We don’t always have to agree on the same things or have the same opinions or even be the same species, but I truly believe that if humanity tried hard enough, respecting each other would bring about world peace. Not only between humans but with our planet and all living things on it as well.
This is why I love photography. Capturing moments and sights that inspire me, hoping they will inspire you.
Have you ever captured something inspiring in a photo?