As a photographer, I am very ashamed to admit that if I am not working, I never pick up my camera. It sits on my shelf, along with my lenses, waiting. I am an artist! I am a creative. I could give a slew of reasons why I don't use my camera on my days off but they are all excuses. So instead of listing those excuses, I am just going to start using my camera more. I received my first DSLR when I was 18 and I used it mainly for photographing nature. I remember how happy I would feel coming back from a hike with macro shots of flowers, leaves, pebbles and bark. So much time spent slowly chasing butterflies through fields, trying to get the perfect shot. What was so freeing was, I wasn't holding myself to any standards or expectations. I was just having fun and creating art.
So my first personal assignment was to regain that freedom. I figured the easiest step would be to go back to my roots!
Max and I adopted a rescue dog last Summer and since our yard is not fenced, we walk her every morning and evening. We live in a gorgeous neighborhood in Baltimore, with beautiful homes with gorgeous gardens. So I took my camera on our walk, capturing this beauty. Enjoy!