Where does inspiration come from?

March 09, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

     Inspiration is a truly unique thing.  I see it come from my co-workers, my family, and from sources that just form a connection...just because.  It's a thing that is hard to explain but when you find that elusive inspirational quality, you know it to be completely true and valid.

      I've always been a fan of the Canadian Group of Seven painters.  J.E.H. MacDonald, one of the Group of Seven painters once did a work called 'The Edge of the Maple Wood' in 1910.  One of the neat things about this painting is that there are shadows of trees in the painting, but the actual tree is not seen.  You get the impression from looking at MacDonald's painting that you are standing at the edge of the forest.

    I once tried to paint, but wasn't all that successful, I guess one must have the knack.  But I can see where MacDonald took inspiration from such scenes, as did all of the Group of Seven painters.  Maybe so it is too with amateur photographers such as me.  I love finding scenes like this.

This scene was shot at the edge of Memorial Drive in Calgary.  

 

 


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