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The Struggle Against Ourselves

 

Sorry aout the lack of posting, comments etc, but I have been trying to have an "internet rest" for a couple of months and have gone into hibernation.

 

I've stopped looking any photographs and stopped taking them.  No blogs, no books, no websites.  Visually hibernating.  Trying to forget what a 'good' or 'cool' photograph is and remember why I want to take pictures in the first place.

 

I am still waiting for fresh inspiration to start again...

 

...but here is something to be going on with.

The Struggle Against Ourselves

 

Sorry aout the lack of posting, comments etc, but I have been trying to have an "internet rest" for a couple of months and have gone into hibernation.

 

I've stopped looking any photographs and stopped taking them.  No blogs, no books, no websites.  Visually hibernating.  Trying to forget what a 'good' or 'cool' photograph is and remember why I want to take pictures in the first place.

 

I am still waiting for fresh inspiration to start again...

 

...but here is something to be going on with.

comments (11)

A very nice shot, Mike. I understand what you are doing, I have thought of doing the same thing now an again, I hope you work it out.
blackdog: Thanks Frank - I am sure I will.
It's nice to see a post from you again.... but understand how you feel!
I like this shot very much... a very fine study.
blackdog: Thanks Elizabeth, glad you like it. I am sure I will get back into the swing of things soon.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Oct 2014, 06:28
We struggle in this life as much against ourselves as we do against others.

Hope you get your photo-mojo back soon, you are so good at it all, and that in itself must form the basis for renewed inspiration
blackdog: Thanks for the vote of confidence Chris - I will be back soon I am sure.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 12 Oct 2014, 07:54
Take your time getting back in the groove, Mike ... and then come and hit us hard.
blackdog: Now there is a challenge - thanks Richard.
This will do for now Mike. If you want to rediscover why you want to take pictures then looking at my recent efforts is probably not a good idea
blackdog: Haha - you are always too modest - I am sure you will agree that your work has improved massively over the last few years and that you take some damn fine photos.
That's the thing isn't it. We all take photos for different reasons and a bunch of very different photographers share the SC experience with each other, no matter the type or reason. Take your time. I hope you will come back to join this raggle taggle bunch at SC.
blackdog: True Mary - I am sure I will be back; I don't feel the urge to start posting elsewhere - more the urge to take photos that is lacking.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Oct 2014, 15:58
I like the various framing and the reflection very much - it is a very good photo - and while looking at your photography I know what a good photo is and what I would miss if you would stop joining SC! But I understand your 'struggle' well - you are playing in another league of photography - and a break might be helpful to find some fresh inspiration.
I agree with Mary's wise words. I myself am also interested in the often funny communication and the English language.
blackdog: Thank you Philine and I am sure I will start posting again soon. I just need some time to re-evaluate why I want to take photos and what of. I too miss the communication that often leads to unexpected places ;o)
I love your post and shot...
We all need to take breaks and refresh and ponder many things.
Best wishes... Hope to see more... eventually. : )
blackdog: Many thanks Jaquelyn - I need a bit of thinking time to see if I can come up with something a bit different. Maybe that isn't possible so I won't leave it too long ;o)
this something is exactly why you take photographs Mike...

have a good rest... catch up when your ready....petersmile
blackdog: Thanks Peter - need a bit of thinking time to come up with something different I guess. Maybe that isn't possible so I won't leave it too long ;o)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Oct 2014, 09:39
You take pictures because you are good at it, as evidenced by this picture.

Myself went through a 15 year period of abstinence - I am not even sure, why. I only rediscovered my interest when digital photography was in full swing already. It all just happened - neither the start or end of hibernation was planned - it just happened.
blackdog: Many thanks Louis ;o)

I doubt it will be that long - I was just thinking a couple of months to re-group and try and come up with something interesting ;o)
I can't imagine not taking any photos although there are times when some are far better than others.

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