As a kid (and even as an adult) i have always really liked the board game Clue. As dumb as it was, I also really like the old Clue movie, lol. I loved collecting the clues and solving the mystery of “Who killed Professor Plum?” Or figuring out that it was Mrs. White in the conservatory with the candlestick. It was, and continues to be a classic.
It recently occurred to me that maybe that is why I love photography. I mean at the core of my passion is the thrill of mystery and following clues to that great shot that it have to make happen. The best shots aren’t in my living room from the vantage point of my recliner. They are out in the world, just waiting to be discovered.
So how do we do that? How are great shots discovered? I usually start with looking for clues to where these shots may be. Honestly they could be anywhere. I can get a nice shot in my backyard, but that gets dull after a while. One clue is where do tourists visiting in my town like to go see? There are museums, and local attractions all over our rural area. And I recently discovered The Rock Garden in Calhoun, GA.
After about a 45 minute drive from my home, and lots of twists and turns on backroads, I found the rock Garden behind the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
This place was amazing! Not because it was large scale or grand. I found it to be amazing because this place was entirely built by volunteers simply out of the love of creating a beautiful place to visit and for children to play. It’s actually being continually growing.
It took nearly no sleuthing at all to discover one of the most magical places I have ever seen and it was practically in my backyard! I hope this will inspire you to sleuth out your own magical corner of the world.
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