Friday, October 9, 2009

Through My Eyes - Looking Down

While going through the pictures from last week's field trip to Annapolis, I found that I had taken several photographs of the surfaces I walked on. Their textures and patterns drew my eye throughout the day. Annapolis is a historical town so there was lots of interesting brick and stone. Here's what inspired me when I looked down:

Lots and lots of of brick walkways:




























A Carpet in the Maryland State House - The oldest legislative building still in use.


















A grate at the Naval Academy which featured a tony acorn in a hole:














And finally the long wooden planks of the dock:



















I'm glad I took the time to look down a few times throughout the day. There were tons of other sights to see (which I will post soon), but something as simple as what I walked on stirred up all kinds of ideas. Take some time this weekend to look down at all of the different surfaces you walk on and may be they'll bring you inspiration too! Just be careful to look up sometimes too. I'd hate for you to walk into something and get injured while you were looking down at my suggestion! Have a great weekend!

3 comments:

The Garden Bell said...

Isn't it amazing what you can see or create when you just look up or down. My how we miss sooooo much. I should have up by Monday or Tuesday, just some of the ups and downs I saw last week up in Door County.

Thanks so much for your inspriation.

Elisa Shere said...

I love this post, Tamara! I too like to take pictures of the ground, it's amazing what's down there. My favorites are from Rome and the Costa Rica, but Annapolis looks pretty awesome, too.

Block Party Press said...

It;s funny, because I normally don't take too many photo of the ground (I've been missing so much),and didn't realize I had taken so many until after uploaded them to the computer. I think Rome & Costa Rica are definitely tough to beat, but Annapolis was pretty interesting too. I'll definitely be looking down more often now!

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