Because I sometimes can’t get away from the house or I just don’t want to, I end up doing lot of neighbourhood photo walks. Which I’m sure you have noticed.
When I’m feeling uninspired I try to get myself out of the house and out into the parks around my home in search of that elusive inspiration or just to clear my head.
The parks in my area are essentially wild areas that they’ve decided to call parks with, of course, the occasional playground-type park sprinkled here and there. As you might guess my favourites are these wild areas.
These wild areas are where I find all sorts of things to photograph. Be it the flowers and mushrooms or sometimes people’s cast offs (which you’ve seen in previous posts). There is always something to spark the imagination.
Even if its not in colour.
What inspires you and helps you get out of a creativity funk?
The sun was shining this morning but the winds were extremely strong – so strong we could barely stand as we explored the Vik area.
Iceland Southern Shores
Driving to the highest point along the shores we found it very difficult to walk the cliff edge let alone keep the camera steady but the views were definitely worth the effort.
After being blown about for awhile we headed out enjoy some more waterfalls in the area. It’s really very hard to go anywhere in Iceland without seeing a waterfall somewhere – be it a roadside or in a park that one has to hike into. Skogafoss, a very popular stop for those exploring Iceland was one of those roadside stops. We found the parking lot behind some restaurants and walked the few hundred feet to its base. We are lucky as we have chosen a not so busy season so the crowds are minimal.
I patiently waited for that window of opportunity when no one was right at the base directly in my shot to get some photos while at other times I took photos with other tourists in them.
Our final stop before we headed to Reykjavik to find a place to lie our heads is Seljalandsfoss. This waterfall allows one to walk behind it and get completely soaked. At certain times I’m told you can walk behind and not get that wet. I decided against going there as I watched person after person come out dripping from head to toe. Today was not the day to venture there.
It was very impressive from the front so I spent quite a bit of time photographing it before exploring some smaller waterfalls not too far away from it before we headed to the big city and our final leg of our trip.
After touring the parks of Lake Erie it was time to explore the ones along Lake Huron. My first and I have to say my favourite park of the day was MacGregor Provincial Park.
I headed straight for sunset point to get the shot above. Playing with long exposure I didn’t realize that a seagull was sitting out on one of the rocks way in the distance. Needless to say I didn’t want to leave this area, it was full of photographic possibilities and the peacefulness here was enough to make me stay longer than anticipated. Ripping myself away, but vowing to come back and camp here soon, I got back into my car to head to Inverhuron Provincial Park.
The Gate to Inverhuron
Inverhuron is situated in the oddest of places – right next to the Hydro station. It seems a weird place to put a campground nonetheless it held some of the prettiest spots. My final stop of the day was Point Farms Provincial Park. I didn’t get to see much of this park as a rain storm decided to hit as I arrived.
Raindrops on Bloom
I ended up not venturing down the long stairwell to the beach below. I will save that for another time when weather cooperates.