Things are slow
I think I snapped the shutter on my camera twice this past week. I can’t even remember what for and I haven’t even bothered to look. I know it wasn’t anything worth shooting. It was probably just so I wouldn’t forget how to use my camera. 🙂
The upcoming holiday season seems to be the only bright spot this time of year. If you ignore all of the commercial BS, it is a time of year when people seem to pause and reflect. I’m not much of a reflector but I do like to pause on occasion and recharge my mental state. Although I seem to be busier than ever at work right now, I am still not putting in the hours that I used to in the past. And for that I am grateful.
So, if I haven’t been shooting, what have I been doing? Well, I have been playing my guitar more, I have been reading up on things I need to know (both professionally and artistically), and, of course, looking at the photography of others. I am finding that I like about half of the photography I see out there. Of that half, about a third is actually artistically good, another third is technically very good, and the other third has a combination of both, which makes for a good, interesting, and lasting image in my opinion. That means roughly about 16% of the photography I view, I find interesting. Sure beats my own work which I find to be good 10% of the time and interesting 5% of the time.
So I still have work to do!
Here’s one of my favorites from a few years back. It has always been a color photo but I wondered how it would look in black and white.