Find your own. Uniqueness and inspiration among the redundancies is crucial to personal development and improvement. The memory of searching out a place and remembering the exact moment you found something that you connected with, the excitement, the instant you knew “this is it”, is much more meaningful and rewarding.
I always get a kick out of seeing people lined up, shoulder to shoulder pointing their camera as the exact same thing, as if there was only one composition in the area, and only one subject of interest. Take your time to walk around and study the area. Look for interesting patterns, secondary subjects, different angles and perspectives. Something that cries out to you individually and gives meaning.
This image is an example in practice. As I approached a particular monolith, I wasn’t satisfied with the perspective of pointing my camera up at it from its base. So I hiked around, found this huge boulder and thought, I wonder what everything looks like from up there. As I climbed to the top (which wasn’t easy, slipping on the vertical, damp, loose sandstone walls), I found something that instantly spoke to me. Veins of eroded soil that looked soft and delicate, and lead my eye right up to the point of the monolith. That once primary subject I had in mind, became secondary, and I walked away with not only great photograph, but the exquisite memory of finding my own.
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