While I get in a creative lull, such as I have been lately, I like to look back on photos I shot over the years. I find it fun and relaxing. I come across some favorite photos and I remember how the photo came about or what I was doing that day. I also come across a lot of photos just wasting space on my hard drive. Experiments gone bad, so to speak.
Every once in a while I discover a hidden gem. One that I passed by, presumably on my way to greater glory. 😉 This particular shot was taken 2 years ago on November 4th. I remember where I was that day, I was working on a construction project in West Virginia, but not much else. By the looks of some other photos I took that day, It was a nice sunny Autumn day. I was in an experimental period, playing around with multiple exposures mixed with defocusing (Orton effect) and zooming. This looks sort of like a combination but I think the defocusing created a zoom-like effect.
With that, I noticed that I have taken on a number of followers in recent months. I thank each and every one of you for taking interest in my work. If you are new I urge you, if you haven’t already, to take the time and peruse some past posts. Believe me there is some much better photography to be found then what you have been seeing here lately. I hope to add a gallery page next year to make it easier for you.
It’s not so much that I am in a creative slump right now but I think I am in an environmental slump. I don’t exactly live in the most photogenic part of the USA, so it takes a dedicated effort to find subjects of interest. I try hard not to bore you or myself by hitting the same subjects, but there is only so much out there. It takes me some time to look at a normal subject like a tree, as in todays photo, and look at it a different way and ask myself what can I do here. But having a day job that time is limited to a precious few hours a week at best. Domestic duties have to prevail.
I understand complety. I am having the same problems. Hard to find new subject matter this time of year and the day job has a way of taking up too much of my time. Happy shooting!