Wednesday, October 27, 2010

one word inspiration


I love getting an idea in my head,  and actually making that image happen. The inspiration may come from another image I've seen, or from a word or a theme or challenge to shoot for.  Sometimes I will carry an image in my head for months, waiting for the right time to present itself. Other times, I'll grab my camera, gather up necessary props and get started immediately with a challenge. The photo above is from a shoot I did for a one-word prompt. This isn't the photo I submitted for the prompt, but is one of my favorites that came out of that shoot.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kissmequikly/  image is an amazing example of being inspired by one word and putting together an image to reflect that. She comments that "Words inspire me the most" and that the shot was inspired by another one word photo challenge: inspire. "That’s where my mind went. That’s what I saw." You can read more about her inspiration for this photo here.

Thank you to all of our Muse followers for continuing to inspire me week after week.

maureen @ Cottage 960

inspire 264/365
inspire 264/365 by jan@twoscoopz

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Today's giveaway is this inspire bracelet.

Make sure to visit the More Musing page for more inspiration by Mosey and comment to win a Vintage Camera.

We will be drawing the winners from the comments left during the entire 9 Days Of Inspiration from all three pages and announcing them in a special *muse flash* on October 31. Good Luck.

38 comments:

Kat said...

I love both pictures. The idea and the light in the second one are amazing. So creative.

blue elephant photography said...

oooh i love the playfulness of both photos ♥

Karen said...

Both photos give the sense of country living, but are so different from each other. Great mix.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful photos today, and I love the bracelet! Pick me!
Rinda

Jan said...

Thanks so much for posting my inspiration, Maureen. I am so beyond flattered.
And inspired! ;)
xoxo

justine said...

I love these shots

And Miles To Go... said...

wow, both shots are really great!

Denise said...

this is so creative!

Christine said...

Love both shots! What is it about peeling paint? I just love it and it's so hard to find by me!

urban muser said...

love these photos. it's always fun to read about how others are inspired.

Lindy said...

I love the photos, too. I'm just beginning to start setting images up, just beginning. I'm a little daunted by it, but one step at time.

Lorraine said...

I never set pictures up, but this inspires me to do so. Just lovely...thank you for sharing.

Stephanie said...

I"m inspired by your words and that amazing image with the picture frame! Wow!

Meghan said...

Love that photo with the frame!! Amazing!!

AnnGeeDee said...

The picture with the frame is something I've been wanting to do for awhile. Thanks for the inspiration!

Oliag said...

Wonderful! and both photos are so inspiring!

Jamie said...

Love Jan's photo! So unique.

dbalyoz said...

oh what a beautiful bracelet. how nice to look down and be reminded of that which is so important. lov ethe pumpkin prop too!

Haley said...

such beautiful bokeh in that second photo! lovely!

Jenny said...

That frame photo is beautiful!

Rosie said...

Such beautiful shots!

susanmulder said...

Great images-and the word inspire is so perfect because that is what you do!

cindy said...

i'm enjoying these inspiration posts ... they're giving me ideas, which you could say makes them inspiring!

Chelsea said...

Wow love the photos! And it is always so interesting to see how people interpret one word through a photo...

celinawyss.com said...

Gorgeous photos. Love the texture on that second one.

Rita said...

Love the photos! :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Beautiful photos. I've always loved that top shot of yours. The relaxed feel of it is just up my alley. Not to mention I want that quilt. The dreaminess of the second shot is so very inspiring. Makes one wonder what the young girl sees as she looks through the frame and into the distance.

gnubee said...

love Jan's image, I also carry ideas in my head for a long time then when it comes out in an image I realize I was inspired by someone else's. Thank heavens for inspiration!!

Jennifer said...

Framing the scenery. Perfect.

Crafty Girl said...

love the photos love the braclettttttt

Jessica Stier said...

Beautiful!!!

Sharon said...

such wonderful textures and colors.

laura.kathryn said...

Beautiful bracelet and photos. :)

DnSmum said...

Interesting interpretations! The top photo looks like a catalogue shoot.

Anonymous said...

So creative and awesome bracelet!Michelle P.

aclamp said...

both of these shots are wonderful! and that is a beautiful bracelet!

Elflyn said...

I simply love both of these. Awesome bracelet!

Jackie said...

I love the talent you have! You "posed the props" yet the photo has a casual, natural feel that makes it so appealing.

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