365-342 Creative vacancy

I just haven’t been overly thrilled with any of my work lately. Maybe it’s the time and location restraints of my job or maybe it’s the short days and dreary weather. I’m not sure. I do know that because of the above reasons I have been thinking that I have to work quick and get a photo by the middle of the day, otherwise it’s dark by the time I get off of work. I don’t particularly care for most night-time photography besides, the town I live in doesn’t really present many after dark photo ops. Or maybe it’s the time of year. My mind is more on the holiday season and year-end winding down kind of thing. Or maybe it’s simply a mental slump.

It’s not that I think the photos aren’t good. I think they are and so did everybody that took the time to leave comments. So at least I’m still connecting with people. The comments I receive are tremendous help for me to see what resonates in people. Granted I don’t think of that when I’m out shooting (I’m not sure what I’m thinking) but it helps afterwards when I’m sitting at the computer and reviewing the photos and deciding where I want to take them. I also have been enjoying taking the color processing into new areas, at the expense of cutting back on my black and white work. Maybe that’s the ticket – keep experimenting until my next breakthrough. Pentax K20D, DA18-135


© David Guidas

  One thought on “365-342 Creative vacancy

  1. Nathan Stitt
    December 8, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    enjoyed your introspection. lately i’ve been contemplating the purchase of some primes lenses. i think i’ve got my processing down for now, but no creativity flowing so i’ve not been shooting. plus all of my energy is going towards my job and family so that has left nothing for hobbies. i haven’t really noticed the slump you are talking about, i can’t think of a single week where your images were below average, they are all pretty good.

    also, i was wondering if you added the vignette for this image in post or if it is actually from the lens/hood?

    • December 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      The slump is in my head more than anything. I like the images too. I think it’s more the pressure of the environmental issues. I’m kind of trapped in the same area right now trying to take photos of the same non-subjects.

      The vignette is mine. A processing habit.

  2. December 9, 2011 at 2:13 am

    the bare trees, the cotton clouds, and the symmetric “house”,
    the whole image from that angle looks awesome and enthralling 🙂
    i am not a photography professional –
    but i am a photography addict who cannot move an inch without the camera in posession.

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