“If I exercised my body as much as my imagination,
I would win the New York marathon”
Steve Parish – photographer, naturalist
Nature’s shifting light that paints our planet in ever-changing colours, patterns and textures can be the inspiration for taking that great leap into a creative outpouring. It can be the catalyst for an idea, as yet unformed, to crystallise into a creative vision.
Wild places of solitude can inspire creativity as the senses revel in their beauty. Quietening the mind to a contemplative state offers a pathway to enhanced perception of the natural world, activate the senses to see, hear, smell and feel that which otherwise may have gone unnoticed.
A feeling of awe results as the heart connects and brings new understandings.
Inspiration from the world of Nature creates a source of energy that is of enormous support in dealing with the external activities of a busy life.
Photograph above: Marine invertebrates, especially the soft corals, among the most inspiring subjects to photograph. Their colours, forms, patterns and textures are unrivalled in diversity in either the plant or animal kingdoms.
Essays from Chapter 1 The Inspiration
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