Writing a blog is rewarding in many ways. But for me, one of the great and unexpected benefits of blogging is being inspired – even unknowingly – by the work of other bloggers.
This spring, a blog that I’ve really been enjoying is The Perimeter by photographer Quintin Lake. Quintin has done several long-distance walks in the UK, but last year he embarked on an epic journey – a walk around 10,000 kilometres of Britain’s coastline. He’s doing the walk in sections, as time permits; he estimates he’ll get back to his starting point (St. Paul’s Cathedral in London) in April 2020.
In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had some unusual opportunities to take photos – including a round trip by seaplane from Vancouver to Nanaimo. I found that for some reason my eye kept being drawn to water: its textures, its movement, how the light made it change. And I ended up taking a lot of pictures of it. But it wasn’t until a few days ago, when I was looking at one of Quintin’s recent posts, that I noticed all the water in his photos – and the penny dropped. So thank you, Quintin, for the indirect inspiration.
These are lovely and I’m glad to have provided some indirect inspiration! Its the ever changing colour and texture of water and all the things revealed inside or reflected outside that make it so fascinating. My first water inspired project was this one walking along the Thames from Source to Sea https://blog.quintinlake.com/2012/09/02/sweet-thames-run-softly-till-i-end-my-song/
Some beautiful photos Fiona. My faves are Mundy Lake ripples and Millstone River. That flight must have been great. Don used to fly over to Victoria on business fairly frequently – back when he still did the business thing.
Not only is it a great flight, but it’s also cheaper than a round trip for a car and driver on BC Ferries.