What does autumn have to do with my interest in photography? Nothing really. Oh I love images of the fall and the colors of autumn are some of my favorite but it wasn't this beautiful season that sparked my photographic pursuit. It was my frustration at other artistic endeavors that made me see the light.
For years, I had wanted to express my creativity through a hobby and failed at several attempts. After striking out with my latest endeavor, I held off trying another until photography popped into my life. It wasn’t long before I realized that my artistic skills resided primarily in my mind and not in my hands.
Candle making, wood working, painting, sculpting and many other endeavors require a high level of ability in the hands and fingers to carry out the commands of the artist’s mind. With photography, I learned that the bulk of the creative spirit resided in my brain and only a minimal amount of skill was needed elsewhere. So though I can’t make an autumn themed candle or painting, I can take an image of the beauty of the season.