I’ve been meaning to write about another WordPress site I started following a few weeks ago. “Wanderlusties” publishes one gorgeous view a day from locations all over the world. Many of these, such as today’s post — the “Literary Waterfall” above — have been a wonderful source of inspiration to me. This scene would be a perfect subject for collage; I can envision doing a whole series based on this one image.
Here are just a few more of their recent posts that I found particularly inspiring:
Some of the images posted on Wanderlusties reflect the unfortunate trend in contemporary photography toward super-saturation, especially in landscape or scenic photography. As if nature weren’t beautiful enough as it is! That’s only partly a curatorial choice by the blog’s creator. It’s so easy to choose the “vivid colors” setting on on a camera or push up the saturation just a little (or a lot!) in post-processing, that it can be hard to find decent images in natural light. As a matter of taste, I prefer those that are less manipulated or at least more subtly done.
It’s also a disappointment that the owner Wanderlusties has opted not to allow any conversation about the images or to tell us anything about himself or herself. Still, they haven’t failed to post a new image every day for as long as I’ve been following them, so kudos for reliability and perseverance. There’s a wide range of photography, from nature wonders to quaint village streets and inventive garden features (such as the spiral staircase above or a piano waterfall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I recommend this site to visual artists looking for inspiration or anyone who’d like daily dose of color and beauty in their lives.