Inspiration : A bad walk in the woods

The other day Sam and I were on a walk. The weather was gorgeous but, for whatever reason, the light was all wrong.

The sun was still too high for it to be "golden hour" but it was too late in the day for everything to be illuminated evenly. There were lots of spots that were shaded that I wanted to be lit and lots of lit places that were causing the rest of my attempt at photography to be washed out.

Not to mention - I had a one year who was not satisfied with simply sitting back in his stroller. He wanted to explore.

All that to say: The conditions weren't perfect.

But when are they ever?
So many times I don't pursue my creative cravings because, "I don't have enough time," or "I don't have loads of supplies," or "I have to get dinner ready." My latest challenge has been doing it anyway, despite the lack of perfection.

On this particular walk in the woods, I decided to focus on the "bad light" and weird shadows.
And I absolutely loved the results.

Okay- This shot has nothing to do with the light. But I was super intrigued by the fact that the bird poop was various colors of blue and purple. You could actaully tell what these guys had been eating in the prettiest way. At least I thought it was pretty. You probably think it is odd.

Okay- This shot has nothing to do with the light. But I was super intrigued by the fact that the bird poop was various colors of blue and purple. You could actaully tell what these guys had been eating in the prettiest way. At least I thought it was pretty. You probably think it is odd.

That kid silhouetted while he was pointing out the birds? He's my favorite. 

That kid silhouetted while he was pointing out the birds? He's my favorite.