Yesterday morning, I was up at 7am to walk the dog. I'm thinking to myself...it's Sunday, I want to sleep in, and it's so damn cold outside. As I was getting myself together and putting on Willow's leash I had a fleeting thought...should I bring my camera out with me and try to capture some shots of the nice early morning light? I literally stood in the doorway for a minute contemplating all the reasons why I didn't want to walk back through the apartment to grab my camera.
I was halfway out the door. Stopped. Made poor Willow wait for me, and went back in and grabbed my camera.
I was only out about 10 minutes when I saw this woman walking towards me with her little dog. They were heading past a huge gang of pigeons on the sidewalk and that little dog literally pulled her right into the middle of the pigeon party.
Now, I know, it's not as romantic and lovely as capturing the flight of a flock of pigeons on a piazza somewhere in Italy, but I love the spontaneity of these shots.
Lesson learned: If you take it (the camera), it will come (the inspiration).
Now, if this isn't enough for you, please go and check out this amazing post on the lovely blog rmontalban. There is a story about an elderly woman and the lengths she went to to take photos when she was a young girl (hint: she made her own camera).