As Cam and I are winding down our road trip, we're spending some time in Sandpoint, Idaho where his parents have a vacation home. It's always relaxing here and I've been loving having some chill time after all of our adventuring these past couple of weeks.
I'm sure other photographers can relate to what I'm about to talk about, but I've noticed that when I've had a really busy day with my camera and I get really excited about what I'm shooting, I start to view the world in photographs. I see things and people and places as though there is an imaginary frame placed around them. And then there are times when I feel sort of disconnected and I feel like I'm forcing myself to get creative. AND THEN there are times when something is set up for me, whether organically, or by another person.. and it's completely perfect.
Yesterday morning, I was sitting and doing something on my computer, and Cam brought me a cup of coffee and placed it on top of this pile of coasters. It took me probably 20 minutes to see this perfectly placed picturesque cup of coffee sitting in front of me but once I saw it I couldn't un-see it. I ran to get my camera before the steam dissipated completely. It sounds simple but that's the beautiful part about it. This was just a part of my day.. my cup of coffee, and yet it offered me this flawless image that I absolutely love. I feel like I'm always thinking about what I can shoot next that will be totally innovative and unique and will just blow peoples' minds, but sometimes a simple steaming cup of coffee in a cabin will do :)
Note: I played with this for a while... hence the multiple images of a single object.