#15 The Act Of Creating Your Vision


 Kinsol Trestle. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Kinsol Trestle. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Hello everyone. Welcome to my fifteenth installment of my creative world that I call Resonance Reflection Photography. My name is Marcel Comeau, and I'm a landscape photographer based in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Each week I post my work online for the world to see and enjoy. This week's photo was taken out by the river that passes underneath the Kinsol Trestle, located in the North Cowichan area. The setting was exceptional, it was one of the first snowfalls that I got to witness on the island, and the temperature was comfortable. I wanted to get winter shots of the area since the only time I experienced this location was in the summer. The running river had a great tone, soothing to listen too. I got out my camera and played around with different compositions of a massive tree trunk laying maybe ten to twelve feet above the water. I got down to the ground, I stood on top of a nearby boulder, I played with shallow and deep depts of field, anything to get an idea of what I wanted to create. Taking the time to experiment like this is what I love doing when it comes to the creative process. When you have a vision you want to create, dedicating focus and imagination within the fold of your perception at that given is a blast and vital to gaining the results you want to achieve. There are times where nothing works, and it seems the whole experience is a complete waste of time. Days like that are inevitable, but even in the worst circumstance, there's always at least something to take away. You can gain a lesson from the situation, or see a different view from the original idea you first came in with, or just get a taste of an inquiry you were curious to figure out. All this can help guide you to having a better opportunity the next time around, and provide the skill sets necessary to continue your personal journey.