Most of us don’t spend our days travelling the world, seeing new places every day of the week. I’m not sure I would want to do this if I could anyway. I prefer the comforts of home with the odd trip now and then. This means that most of my locations and scenes are from those old familiar locations. It’s easy to despise or disregard these places as too common, too boring. Maybe the key is then to seek new ways of discovering hidden beauty in these regular settings. This is where the weather, season and time of day all come in to play their part. If you’re fortunate enough to live close to the sea like me then you don’t have to wait too long for the clouds to blow over or the sun to come out. Things are always on the move. So, here I am at one of those familiar places waiting for the clouds to clear and the rain to stop. Then as if on cue a seagull flew past. I reckon the wait was worth it and I’ll certainly be back there again.
Why not go out to the “boring” places near you and show us some of the hidden magic!
These tools helped me work the magic: