Where does photography inspiration come from?

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Rapeseed oil field and electricity cables, Devon, England, UK

Rapeseed oil field and electricity cables, Devon, England, UK


This was taken during the last hour or so of light in the day, and I was cycling back to my campsite. The air was so still cycling through the rolling hills, and for the most part when I am cycling along narrow countrylanes I don’t see photo compositions appear in front of me.

But when I do see a potential composition I will always stop, and this was one such moment…

It’s interesting though, because I was actually hoping for the spectacular sunset…that wonderful golden hour light….but clouds had rolled in and obscured any colour or vibrancy…

I was still inspired though, to stop and take this shot, which just appeared out of nowhere as I trundled along.

Now, having ignored it for a while and now eventually post-processing it, I quite like it, far more so than I liked it at the time….so it’s interesting that what I saw on the road at the time…which I then didn’t see back home on the computer….and then did see after I had a go at post processing it…

Photography inspiration works in mysterious and unique ways…that’s all that I can conclude from all this!

Anyway, after all that…here it is for all to see…

2 thoughts on “Where does photography inspiration come from?

  1. Trudi Taylor

    Thanks for personal experience. Where I can see composition, I find I love collaborating to catch the lightning of inspiration. My current project involves writing stories to go with a series of photographs. The generous photographer wants me on the shoot to add my storyteller’s eye to the process. We have found we are very creative together, more so than apart.
    Your photographs make me homesick.

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  2. Robert Sargent

    Sometimes experimenting with photos even when the environment isn’t the way you hoped creates beautiful pictures like this one! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    -Sargent Photography

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