My Reconnection With Photography....and Texture

September 03, 2015  •  3 Comments

Somehow I've lost touch. I've lost touch with the things that inspire me, that motivate me, that excite me.  I've gotten so busy with building my career and paying off debts that I sort of got to a place where I forgot what actually got me to where I am in the first place. My love for creating. 

 

Being hired to take pictures is always exciting and I love the photos that result from someone else's photographic wants and needs.  But there's something about creating imagery for myself that truly reaches out and shakes hands with my soul.  With my camera in hand I don't give anything much thought and will shoot just about anything that catches even the slightest amount of interest.  But when I filter through the images that I took instinctively and begin to edit and analyze my favorites, I find that I start to learn about myself again and again.

 

I discovered my love for photography several years ago. I was wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of a life that didn't feel like mine. Working in a tall skyscraper in the heart of the city, I had technically made it to a place I had always dreamed of as a kid.  But sometimes we find that the things we thought we wanted are indeed what we discover we don't want at all.  I had finally made it to the 'big city' but I was stuck in a job that wasn't what I had spent six and a half years in college for, I didn't know anyone in this new town of mine, and with living in the big city came big expenses which meant I was still living like a college student thriving on a diet of pasta noodles and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. In search of some form of happiness I bought a point and shoot camera and a bicycle and began exploring my new town.  And with that exploration I found something that made me happier than anything else ever had. Photography.  My point and shoot images were bringing smiles to my face....smiles that had been non-existent for months. I was thrilled to feel so connected with something during a time that I had been feeling so lost.

 

Last week I finally reconnected with that feeling once again .  I've recently made some changes in my schedule which will allow me to focus more time and energy on my photography business and refocus on my long term goals.    With one of my goals being to focus on a healthier lifestyle, I set out last Tuesday morning for an exercise walk.  And, with one of my other goals being to focus on shooting more in my free time, I decided to bring along my camera and see what might happen.  Not only was I blessed with seeing five deer throughout my morning walk, (seeing wildlife just instantly makes me feel more connected with nature) but my natural attraction to textures made for some imagery that has me truly excited about MAKING time to shoot for myself again.

 

Below are some of my very favorite images from my August morning walk. Notice the variety of textures. Texture makes me happy...who knew? :)

Julie Rajcich Photography, Aberdeen WA photographer, black and white, artistic Julie Rajcich Photography, Aberdeen WA photographer, black and white, artistic Julie Rajcich Photography, Aberdeen WA photographer, black and white, artistic Julie Rajcich Photography, Aberdeen WA photographer, black and white, artistic Julie Rajcich Photography, Aberdeen WA photographer, black and white, artistic

 


Comments

twalterduncan(non-registered)
Nicely written and expresses the feeling of many of us who for whatever reason got sidetracked only to find that we were not doing anything we enjoyed. Love your images, are you shooting any film?

~t
Sean J. Robles(non-registered)
Love the tree!
Gary Simonsen(non-registered)
Beautiful Julie
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