TheAspenStand: The Often Asked Inspiration Question

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Often Asked Inspiration Question

I can guess that you’ve seen the question “What inspires you” on numerous occasions in interviews referencing someone's artwork, photography or writing. Of course, the answers are going to vary from person to person. 

Recently, I was inspired by weekly photo challenges at a now defunct social network. That inspiration furthered my curiosity in taking original photographs to different levels. The weekly challenge generally involved editing a specific subject or even a color in a photograph.  The challenge required submission of a photograph with edits that had a color splash, was desaturated or in monochrome.

This red and yellow Gerber daisy still life photograph was one I chose during these challenges. I made a multitude of changes for a monochrome look, a desaturated look and in selecting where to leave the splash of color. In those edits I went through even more changes to end with the image below which I now have in my ClickASnap photography portfolio.

Since I had done this work to the original photograph, I decided to add it to a template design on a greeting, note and post card cover in my Zazzle store. The photograph is also available as a print to which you can add a mat and frame.

If you like the altered or original photograph and would like to see one/both on a Zazzle product other than those now available, let me know. I would be happy to post it in the store for you to view. 

Have you escaped your comfort zone in any creative endeavor? 
Let us know your experience in the comments. 

Now go out there and get inspired.


  1. I love it! Both images are quite nice but I really like the "color splash".

    1. Thank you so much Joe. I need to look at a few more photographs to work on.


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