Every once in a while, it’s good to take stock.

LAST AUGUST, Hal Amen had a brilliant idea for a series. Each Saturday we would post one photo that we felt captured inspiration. Inspiration to shut down the computer, to put down the remote control, to pull on the boots and walk outside the door.

After launching the Matador Flickr Photography group, we started receiving some great submissions from the Matador Community, and most postings as of late have come from this fantastic talent pool.

Naturally we accumulated a lot of inspirational shots. Here are 10 of our favourite:


Children running at a temple in Nepal

1. Children Play at Swayambhunath, Nepal / Photo: Laika slips the lead


Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills

2. Sunset on Top of Tokyo / Photo: The Image Street / Visit his Matador profile


Day hike on Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine

3. Cadillac Mountain in the Sun / Photo: Tango0830


Amsterdam alley

4. Don't Overlook the Alleys / Photo: van Ort


Cayambe in Ecuador

5. Climbing Cayambe in Ecuador / Photo: kenoe



6. Misty Morning on the Camino de Santiago / Photo: CanvasOfLight


black and white road to nowhere

7. Do You Dream in Black and White? / Photo: mike138


Denali National Park, Alaska

8. The Road to Denali / Photo: Unhindered by Talent


Bourke St, Melbourne

9. In the City / Photo: mugley


Mount Fortuna summit

10. Mount Fortuna Summit / Photo: Lee Sie


Driving to San Luis Potosi, Mexico

The Road to San Luis Potosi / Photo: monterd