Look For The Unexpected ~ Finding Beauty In The Ordinary #IGTravelThursday

Have you ever looked at someone’s Instagram feed and wondered what their secret is? How do they get so many followers and likes? What are they doing that I’m not?

There are many factors. Many Instagram users are respected influencers, have their own following from a blog or elsewhere, or it could be that they just rock at taking photos. There are many users online with followers in the tens of thousands that don’t have a blog and yet they’ve created a huge following for themselves thanks to their incredible photography skills.

The one thing that many of these users have in common is that they find the beauty in the ordinary or unexpected. It’s something that I’ve been trying to put into practice myself and although I have yet to master it, I’ve found it has changed my way of thinking and the way I view the world around me.

The photo above was taken outside my front door. It’s a typical sight around here, a mix of old and new, modern and traditional. Who needs time travel when you’re surrounded by every era in your own town?

Spilt Milk

“It’s no use crying over spilled milk.” Isn’t that they way the saying goes? I almost cried when my son poured the carton of soy milk all over the floor, but then I noticed it looked kinda pretty. ;)

Clouds putting on their own colorful firework show or confused weather? I still can’t quite put my finger on it.

Looking up. This was a last minute shot taken after I tilted my head up too look at the clouds while checking out the Tall Ships event in Sault Ste. Marie. The lighting was perfect!

Join us! Bloggers – add your blog post to the linky. Not a blogger? No problem. Join us at Instagram by using hashtag #igtravelthursday and share your travel photos. But sorry- no linking to Instagram images from the linky, just to blog posts. Can’t wait to read your posts!

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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7 Responses to "Look For The Unexpected ~ Finding Beauty In The Ordinary #IGTravelThursday"

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  1. Elena

    August 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    That picture of the spilled milk looks like a piece of artwork! And yes- sometimes those magical moments that can transport us like travel, happen in our own homes. Great reminder.

  2. Chasing the Donkey

    August 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    A horse and cart…seriously? Now that’s cool.

  3. Lisa Goodmurphy

    August 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Another great tip – it would never have occurred to me to take a photo of spilled milk!

  4. Satu VW

    August 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Excellent advice, I’ve been trying to get better at this as we are not traveling at the moment (waiting for baby number two to arrive) and finding inspiration for photographs seems to be getting harder… I love the spilled milk image!

  5. Reeta @houseofanais

    August 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    You live in a really cool place – all I have outside my door is about twenty white vans of tradesmen as everyone seems to upgrading their house…I’ll see if I can make some cool everyday pics with your tips!

  6. Leigh Powell Hines @Hinessightblog

    August 1, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    This is great advice, and so true. I’m trying to do a better job of putting into practice, too.

    The soy milk was pretty. But, I know what you mean about almost crying. I dropped an entire gallon in the garage one time, and the plastic split.

  7. Katja of Skimbaco

    August 6, 2013 at 4:52 am

    I love this tip and I SO agree – you can find beauty in everyday, anywhere, you just have to look!!

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