Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of my retirement. Having worked in a creative profession and a volatile industry (Architecture & Construction) my challenge was to find something interesting and inspiring to do to fill my time. I knew that I was going to miss the creative people and process of design as well as the daily challenges of adjusting the design to real world conditions. I found my inspiration in photography. I have always been interested in the pursuit of this art form but never really devoted any serious time to the effort. I bought my first really good 35mm camera when I was in the military, serving in Vietnam. Since then, I have always owned a good camera and the camera was always capable of doing more than I could push it.
The real inspiration breakthrough came with the digital age and PhotoShop Elements. Not only could I capture the image, but now I had control over the final outcome that the world would see. Over the past decade the program has gotten more sophisticated and now Google has made their NIK filters available free of charge. More inspiration. One thing that hasn't changed is that my camera and now my editing program are still much more capable than myself. That's okay. I'm enjoying this learning curve.
And now, our inspirational song of the week. Have a blessed day.