Take Ruckel Creek Falls as an example. I first visited these falls while still living in Portland. I remember being underwhelmed by the place, probably because I held it in direct comparison to the more extravagant falls that I had been visiting regularly in this area.
Flash forward to the other day, when I visited these falls again after living in the South Bay of northern California for the past nine months. It was the first time I had been back to a waterfall since moving and the falls that I had once passed over without a second thought was one of the most beautiful places I could remember seeing. I started noticing little things about it that added to its charm and it made me appreciate this place that much more. I only photographed here for about 40 minutes but in that time, I had more creative energy flowing through me than I had in a long time and I attribute it to just paying attention to the small things. It’s a lesson that I’m seriously going to try and hold onto for a long while.