A Different Perspective - Part 1

It's a photographer's job to capture moments in a way that captivates us and holds our attention. Achieving that goal isn't always easy. Actually, it's rarely easy. A lot of thought and inspiration goes into a great photograph (and sometimes a hint of luck), but many times you lose your inspiration.

This has happened to me countless times, both in photography and my personal life. Most recently, I got into such a funk when I was on vacation in San Diego. I didn't think I was taking very good photos because I felt uninspired. I didn't have any ideas about what I wanted to capture. My brother, Casey, told me to switch my lens. I was reluctant to do this because I was sure that I would capture better shots with my longer lens. Regardless, I did what he said and switched to a wider lens.

I looked through the viewfinder and almost immediately, I had a vision of the images I wanted to create, and all I did was change my lens.

We all will experience many ruts in our lives. They're unavoidable sometimes. If you find that you are in a rut, try changing your perspective. If the big picture is stressing you out, focus on the smaller, easier steps. If the many little steps are pressuring you, step back and look at the big picture.

You can always get out of a rut. Maybe all you need to do is change your lens.

∆ Abbi

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San Diego 7/2/18 - 7/9/18

I recently went on vacation with my family to San Diego, California. Having never been to California, I didn't know what to expect. All I can say is: Wow! What a beautiful place!

I'm a midwest girl, so I don't often get to experience the ocean or a true moderate climate (seriously, if you're not from the midwest, just know that it can go from North Pole status to Equator status in like five seconds). San Diego was like a dream. The weather was absolutely perfect, the sights were gorgeous and the food was unbelievable! If you ever visit San Diego, go to the restaurant Puesto on West Harbor Drive. The chicken tomatillo tacos and agua fresca were to die for!

The palm tree, my two little sisters, and the sea lions were all taken at La Jolla Cove, San Diego. The picture of my brother on the bench and the bay were taken at Cabrillo National Monument. The sunset and my little brother were taken at Coronado beach and the photo of my brother in front of the blue door was taken at The Center of the World, Felicity, California. 

I am so thankful for the opportunities I was given on this wonderful trip. It is one I will never forget!

∆  Abbi

Let Me Introduce Myself

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My name is Abbi. I may live in Iowa, but I'll always be a Minnesota girl! I decided to attend Iowa State University, where I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Animal Science. I have a three-year-old black lab mix named PJ. Honestly, I don't know what I'd do without him! 

Photography has always been a love of mine. I started young, with a Fischer-Price film kiddie camera. It had two handles and two view finders. I definitely didn't take great photos back then, but I loved it! After a while, I graduated to a point and shoot, and eventually, a full DSLR camera.

My intention for this blog is to share my life and inspirations in hopes of inspiring the rest of you! Stay tuned for more!

Δ Abbi