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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

A Realization

I was to have gone photographing with my "Sunday Morning Photo Buddies"  last Sunday.  However, because of a requirement to potentially be available for work I could not join them, as the scheduled shoot was too far away and it would have been difficult to get to work in case I was called in.  So, instead, I found some locations very close to my home to go make pictures. While I was out shooting, a realization surfaced in my mind.  I say 'surfaced' because I think I have recognized it for some time, but being forced to shoot very close to home, and enjoying doing so, really made it congeal for me.

And this is the realization:

The more I photograph, the more I realize that photography is less about finding something that looks beautiful than it is about making something something look beautiful.  Taken one step further, this realization can have a profound effect on where one chooses  to go in order to make photographs.