I see this word “muse” out there on blogs and while I kind of know what it means, I really don’t…so I looked it up. Here’s the Official definition “in Greek mythology, poetry and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration”. Oh OK I get it…my inspiration. So it got me to thinking about what my inspiration is…hmmmm I believe it changes quite frequently. I guess that says that I am either fickle or adaptive :). For the past year I was totally inspired by a women in Canada who’s use of textures just fascinated me. Her name is Kim Klassen, http://www.kimklassencafe.com . I had found some images on flicker that were just awesome. I joined her blog and have learned so much about textures and how to apply them in Photoshop. Still love the technique but recently I have found that my photography has stagnated and I need to move on. I thought it was time to get back to the roots of photography and learn a bit more of the “techy” side….ya know exposure and f-stop and that sort of thing. What better way then to start shooting B&W! My Muse years ago (in the ole days when film is what we shot) was Ansel Adams…I need to go back there and find new inspiration.
B&W photography is unforgiving…you had better have a good composition and great exposure. My 2014 New Years resolution will be to get back to basics and pay attention to detail! As I clean up my 2013 files in Lightroom I am finding some images to play with…more to come.