Let’s get inspired –by me!

I sometimes find it difficult to get inspired. Inspiration hardly just “pop up”. Often I need some sort of sparkle first. It might be the smallest hint, a word, a photo or some assignment. Today I have an assignment, still this was hard… Day 9 in blogging 101, zero to hero.

Time to get inspired –by me!

How on earth am I supposed to do that? How to get inspired by my “about” page? I have chosen to start from the beginning of this blog.

get inspiredThere are thousands of possibilities when starting a new blog. And it is easy to grab a bit too much and publish very small pieces of everything. I like some structure and I also like to tighten things up. I could have chosen to write a blog about parenting, photography and maybe cooking, all together. But I did not. I usually have a hard time choosing what photos to publish, I like to stick to my idea about showing the beauty of my country. Some exceptions are made, mainly by photos from my travels.

I don’t see much point to publish many photos of things that billions of people have on their blogs (for example the Eiffel tower). Of course every photo is unique and you might see some Eiffel tower here soon, but my ambition is to keep to my “niche”.

When traveling, I love to take photos of ordinary things like tiny streets, a sign or some flower pots. In Sweden I live close to our east coast and the archipelago, that have become a recurrent theme. I love to get comfortable and calm by watching photos, I need to feel something to like a photo. My purpose is to convey these feelings to those who watch my photos.

Edit photos?

There is nothing wrong with edited or manipulated photos, but I like natural photos. It’s a challenge in getting them “correct” from the start. I always aim for non-edited photos as much as possible. I prefer not to apply any filters or mix much with colors. Only some black and whites will appear on my blog from time to time. I love black and white photos and can not really be without them. Of course I have to crop my photos sometimes, it is not always possible to see the outcome trough the lens.

I have some plans for later to start experimenting with more abstract photos, without manipulation, I have done some already and like it a lot, but this is still held by the future…

That is me and my blog; natural photos of views, landscape and nature, mainly in Sweden but also from other destinations in Europe. -Tweet this-

It seems like I finally managed to get inspired, how about you?

 

16 Responses

  1. You have a fantastic eye for composition, Kerlund. I’m amazed you had the presence of mind to angle your shots just right. Well done!

  2. Beautiful (and natural!) images, and great thoughts. Finding a niche in the blogosphere is important … and difficult! 🙂 I’m glad I found you.

    1. Thank you so much:) Glad I found you too, almost neighbors;) I think a niche is important, thought it might change a bit during time. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    1. Thank you! So glad you like my photos:) You have a great blog as well, I will follow you and see what happens with more and less…

  3. Like your post and your pictures! I’m totally with you re: editing – it needs to look natural for me as well. Although lately I’ve been experimenting with some fun editing tools (but it’s visible this is just for fun, I don’t claim that’s what it looked like in reality). I also like the everyday mundane things – nothing like sitting on the sofa, looking around, and getting inspired by some little thing around the house!

    1. Thank you:) I appreciate that you have read my post and that you leave your input. Of course experimenting is fun! But as you say mostly for fun and not to serious. Else I like natural photos:)

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