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Photograph what you know

One photographer whose work teaches me how to approach photography.

Dan Jurak's Alberta Landscape Photo Blog

landscape, fineart, fine art, black and white, black & white, landscape, Alberta, Dan Jurak, gravel road, moody, foggy, dark, minimalist

They say that familiarity breeds contempt. Maybe it does but familiarity also offers insight.

Maybe I am too lazy to make the trip to the mountains every weekend like I did when I was in my early twenties? Maybe I am making the most of my time when I photograph what is close to me? I’ve been watching the forecast for the past few days deciding on the right time to take a trip to the mountains. I’ve got a few ideas that I am interested in trying out now that I am in this phase of trying to see things differently.

Whatever the answer I am sometimes pleasantly surprised by how the plain and ordinary can look different with some inspiration, perspiration and motivation.

In the province that I live, Alberta there are thousands upon thousands of nondescript gravel roads. These are roads that hardly anyone ever looks twice…

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2 responses

  1. “inspiration, perspiration and motivation”, and photo-editing. It is a nice image though.

    November 14, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    • I am always impressed with Dan’ work.

      November 15, 2014 at 10:55 pm

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