Standing behind the camera is my happy place. I love to zoom in and find beauty that the naked eye might miss, or that we're too busy to notice. My camera slows me down. My camera forces me to focus. My camera takes my mind off of situations at hand. My camera is the great distraction. I needed a bit of it all this morning... I needed to get my head out of, well, my head. I needed to find something calming and beautiful to focus on. I needed to find something beautiful to stare at. I had checked out - After a night of no sleep and an inability to focus on my written projects this morning I decided that I needed to get out and be productive instead of sitting around and wasting time and being busy for the sake of busy. Nothing calms me like photography, the water and the fall foliage.
I live in a small and bucolic New England village on the Southern Connecticut coast. This village is charming, quaint with deep roots and ties to the Revolutionary War - it's exactly the way you'd picture such a place. We have several beaches, a long, winding river and access to the lake in the next town. My camera brought me to to these wonderful and colorful sights. It didn't take long to forget my woes and lose myself in the colors and sights of the season.
I hope you enjoyed the journey and maybe you'll be inspired to take some of your own photos!