Visiting a new area for the first time always provides me with a creative rush. When my home patch starts becoming too familiar, I start to overlook scenes that I should really notice.
A recent visit to the coastal towns of Troon and Ayr on the Scottish west coast allowed me to wander with my camera for a day with a fresh perspective. I captured whatever caught my eye with a view to a short documentary series. The conditions were generally overcast and I enjoy the mood that creates. For my style of photography, it allows me to observe the essence of the subject. I also included people in a few shots, which is something I don't normally do. Everyone I spoke to was very friendly indeed and that's encouraged me to be more confident around photographing people in the future.
The series forms a collection in my portfolio, which can be viewed here: Fresh Ayr