Our first day exploring Drumnadrochit was spent mostly exploring the Loch and the little town of Drumnadrochit. We went to the infamous Urquhart Castle in the morning and got to walk right up to the water for the first time. It was a pretty incredible experience. It's funny, it rained for about half of our trip, but it really didn't seem to bother me much. Like this first day, we had sunshine for a brief window of time in the morning, and then it disappeared and quickly turned to pretty heavy rain. But the rain really did work wonders for the photos and brought out all the richness in color. I'm not a big rainy day person, but seeing the beauty in a rainy day there made me anxious to get out to and take advantage of it more at home. I'm so obsessed with shooting when the sun is golden yellow, but every climate gives a different look to images. And Scotland pulled off gray, cloudy days quite well.
I've been all about art lately. I get in those moods where I just want to create and look at beautiful art. I think discovering Omar Rayyan at GenCon last month got me extra inspired to create a new gallery wall. I had been wanting to do something like this for the past couple years. I have a gallery wall in the hallway that I really love, but I wanted to create one with an eclectic group of frames that all had that "historic museum" feel. So I picked out the most fitting of my prints for this wall and began grouping them together in frames. I've been just staring at all of them everyday when I'm downstairs. It's the little things in life that really brighten my day. In case you're wondering, the artists on the wall include: Omar Rayyan, Mab Graves, and Apak Studio.
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