When my lovely teacher/mentor miss Banafsheh (founder of Boston Photography Center) put up a photo trip to New Hampshire in our meetup group, I got really excited and had to go! Me and Anthony love traveling and we didn't get to do much of it this summer, so I jumped at the opportunity. It was a short day/night trip, we went up on Friday morning and came back the next day. It was part vacation and part photography adventure. We were challenged to document it in under 60 images (I think-I can't remember exactly now). I exceeded that number (bad student!). It was really hard given all the beauty!
Banafsheh emphasized choosing your moments as oppose to click, click, click. It totally changed my perspective. Some moments I had to be quick about, like the red cars driving by, but others I stared at and analyzed trying to find the right details and angles. I was reminded how much I loved photography given the freedom to take my time and capture it in my own unique way. I loved capturing the beauty through my personal viewfinder :) Banafsheh knew the area well so we saw sooo much in such little time. Honestly it was hard to take it all in while I was there. I was on sensory overload!
It was such a breathtaking and introspective trip for me personally. You never realize how much influence your surroundings have on you until you get away from them. Being surrounded by so much overwhelming beauty, the art of the ultimate Artist, you can't help but feel so refreshed and grateful for everything. Whenever I feel like I want more or that I'm not good enough at something or whatever else insecure ideas that pop up in my head, I remember to be thankful because we are always more blessed than we know. ALWAYS! I truly felt blessed and renewed after this trip!
Hope you enjoyed these. Did any of you take an introspective trip this past summer? Do you guys get re-energized by nature?!