Lately I've been on a bit of a quest to regain my creative edge, the "edge" being leaving my house and exploring my city a bit more. If you've lived in a city for over thirty years, you start thinking that you've seen it all and heard it all. I've actually referred to myself as Link from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda.
In the early 16-Bit version of the game, the character Link would venture through the lands and as he would defeat other characters or uncover caves, the map would change from dark to light which signified where he had been. As one can imagine, over the course of many years, I like to think that I've seen it all (rolls eyes).
Have I already shared with you that I love photography? Well, this love had me out chasing the moon, a bit, given the fact it was a Harvest Moon and its glow/presence was so breathtaking to me. On this particular night, I was heading to get a quick bite to eat and then I looked up and noticed the moon almost sitting there as if to say, "Hey bud, I'm not going to be here all night."
My first thought was simple, pull over somewhere, grab my monopod, and take a picture or two however, my second thought was even better than my first... "Be Link bro, go somewhere and do something you've never done before, like ever!" Yeeeeeeeeah, I need to learn to think things through a lot more before I park around a corner and then proceed to stand in the middle of the street while wearing all black apparel. Needless, to say, I squeezed off a decent picture without getting ran over by someone.
I find it funny that so much goodness happens once I leave my comfort zone, once I venture to parts of the map I wouldn't normally travel and attempt to do things such as capturing a jewel, aka the moon.