Friday, September 19, 2008

Visual Inspiration

Sometimes I run across pictures that are just so breathtaking and so emotion inspiring, I want to sit and write the moment I see them. Here are a few I came across the other day.

This one is on my website:

And this one I think will make an appearance in my book - I am probably going to add a scene just so I can write about it.

Some pictures, like the one above, make me want to create scenes that take place in them. I can see my characters walking through them, interacting with them, and I want them to be a part of my storyworld. Others, like the first picture, invoke very strong emotions. I see all that beautiful red, the gorgeous tree, the lone bench beneath it, the incredible color of the sky, and I want to write about, not the picture itself, but how the picture makes me feel. I want to write about romance and passion and love. It is interesting how different pictures can affect me; very similar to the way music can affect me. Some music makes me want to write a fight scene, other melodies inspire death and despair. These pictures create a similar effect.


Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing, it's amazing where we find our inspiration.

TerriRainer said...

I LOVE the pic with a castle on the hill!

:) Terri

Pierre Roustan said...

Man, those pictures are awesome. I'm so much like you in that I'm definitely influenced by nature. Imagination goes wild.