For the last few weeks, I've been going through another rut in taking photos.
It happens. Very often.
Part of the problem, I think, is that it's getting dark so early, now. I will scramble out of the office around 6:30 if I'm lucky, and try to get a few desperate shots in the the fading light.
The other part of the problem is that it's hard to find something new in something you do all the time. How do you look at the same subject with fresh eyes? Often I will get home, scroll through 100 images and not like any. Ugh.
In any creative field, there are bound to be ups and downs. It's my experience though, that when the down time finally passes, I feel that I've learned something. (Not quite sure what the 'something' is, though, I'll have to get back to you on that).
Moral of the story? If you're in a photo rut, hang in there, buddy! It is bound to pass. I'm sure Michelangelo didn't show up to work clicking his heels every day.
This is just how your eyeballs let go of comfortable techniques.
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