Just ‘Dew’ It


Canon 5D MKII, Tamron AF 180mm Macro, 1/13 sec. at f/16, ISO 100

It’s easy to fall into a slump with your photography. You return from a great photographic journey, pack your camera away, and fall back into the grips of normal everyday life. This should not be. Yes, it’s true, the Grand Canyon is not in your backyard. At least for most of us it’s not. However, no matter where you live, a plethora of photographic opportunities exist right outside your door. You just have to be willing to step outside the box, and try something different than your used to.

Such was the case with the image you see above. I just recently returned from a five day trip to the Great Smokey Mountains, and a week later spent three days at the Grand Canyon. After returning home from the Canyon, I packed my camera away, and was finding it hard to get inspired to shoot anything after being in such stunning locations. I had to break the cycle. Yesterday morning I awoke to a clearing storm. I walked out in my backyard and found everything dripping with dew. I grabbed my camera and macro lens (which I hardly ever use), and started shooting. I was quite pleased with the results. But more importantly, I broke through my slump, and jump started my creative process again.

So, the next time you find yourself in a creative slump and don’t feel like shooting, grab your camera, head out in your backyard and “Just Dew It”.


About Jason Keefe

Jason Keefe is a landscape and nature photographer residing in the mountains of northwest Arizona. His passion for photography is driven by an undying love for the great outdoors. Jason has twenty plus years experience in landscape photography, and has taught digital photography and Photoshop for his local community college. Starting in early 2014, Jason will be offering Photography Workshops focusing on teaching people how to maximize the potential of their digital cameras in the great outdoors.

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One Comment

  1. Lynn Pravecek November 25, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    Inspiring!!!! Love the photo!!!

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