Do you ever have photos that just make you smile inside? This one does for me. While the bright colors and interesting composition of these tiny flowers in the Barcelona flower market were the inspiration to take this photo, it's the inspiration that came from the photo itself that is the story for me. Because this image made me happy, I posted it on my blog, and was surprised at the response. I got quite a few comments, even from people who had never commented before. Turns out it made a lot of other people happy too! This became the photo where I really and truly realized that when I follow what makes me happy in my photography, what inspires me, I can make other people happy. I can inspire them. My photography can connect with others in a way I never expected.
I find it amazing that there is such power in a simple photo. The words of Ruff Edge Design for her photo tell another way a photo can inspire: "This is the image I chose for the first iteration of my website. I have this photo framed, and when I take the time to notice it, I see it at the top of the stairs, and I smile. I never considered myself a photographer, never thought I'd be any good at it, but this photo gave me hope. It told me that I have potential."
Potential, indeed! When we follow what makes us happy, what inspires us, wonderful things happen.
Kat of The Kat Eye View of the World
A Turning Point by Ruff Edge Design
Today's giveaway is to share my "happy" with you! I'm giving away a set of my "Favorite Flowers" postcards, of five flower images from my travels around Europe that have made me happy. You can see where they are from here. Make sure to leave comments on the three Mortal Muses sites during the 9 Days of Inspiration to enter. Each comment equals an entry. Good Luck!