Finding Inspiration Outside

After exhausting the interior of the house for inspiration, I turned my focus outside. I covered the usual subject matter – trees (so many trees), grass and flowers. Again, some decent stuff, but nothing earth shattering. I was looking for something unique to use as subject matter.

My gaze settled on the large metal sculpture we had commissioned for our new house and installed just outside of the workshop. It’s an abstract piece of large steel “reeds,” some plain and some painted in shades of blue. My first attempts were admittedly pretty lame. I had my beloved 50mm lens and couldn’t get the effect I wanted.


Fortunately, I kept at it and the results kept getting better over time. I bet you are wondering about the orange. All in good time.