Working on Creativity

Being creative when photographing a subject you know well can be a challenge. Sounds like it should be easier, but it takes a discerning eye to see something different. That is how it is for me when I visit Colonial Williamsburg, our favorite place to visit and my favorite photographic destination. We visit 3-4 times a year so I get a chance to photograph this living museum during all four seasons.

I will see and capture different scenes, architecture, people, events, livestock, and close ups depending on what is going on in this historic city as well as how the weather is affecting my choices. As I wrote last week, the Spring brings lambs and other newborns, flowers blooming and green everywhere. Historic Houses are freshly painted too. But these images by themselves can get old fast if I continue to shoot them year after year. So every season we visit CW, I try to look at the town with a fresh eye.

Nosing Around

Nosing Around

On this past visit, I photographed lots of lambs. They were so cute, but none captured what I had shot a year ago, a lamb trotting towards me and my camera. So I experimented some more, captured one of the lambs peeking through the fence. Just the nose is seen, and I made it into a monochrome. What do you think?

I also love capturing windows and shutters. The below photo struck me because the shutter was weathered and had great texture. I really like the white and black contrast with the added gray details.  Again the black and white look seemed to do it more justice.



My last photograph would be nothing special but the light was hitting the white steps just right, shadowing the rest of the scene. The shadows and the colors really make this photo stand out for me. What do you think?

Shadowy Steps

Shadowy Steps

I hope you enjoy this week’s creativity. I do enjoy experimenting, and I hope you like the results.

Thank you for supporting my work, as always!

About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook-, my purchase site- or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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9 Responses to Working on Creativity

  1. Devlyn says:

    Kathiawar, I loved all three but think the Nosing Around is my favourite… No wait maybe it is… Oh I don’t know, like I said I love them all and they are enhanced by your narrative.

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  2. deborah la garbanza says:

    very nice!
    i also like the comments regarding how to see things anew. it is something i definitely think about…

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  3. Beth says:

    Nosing Around is my favorite of this blog. The others are wonderful but Nosing has a playfulness about it that captures interest. Thanks for sharing your work.

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  4. DK Hawk says:

    A very good blog!!! A very good topic, also. It is very hard to find something new to photograph when visiting a well known place. It’s the same when photographing animals and birds that are photographed repeatedly. Thanks for this blog, it makes me think and be more aware of looking for the new when out with my camera.


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