Do you ever have one of those days where you just don’t feel very creative? Today was one of those days. I wasn’t in a funk nor did I have a bad day or anything like that. I was eager to go shoot (not my most eager ever, but eager enough to venture outside my home), but when I got to the Day Pond State Park in my town of Colchester, CT, I just didn’t “feel” it. Not like other times, at least. But I still put my camera on my Blackrapid strap, put my macro lens in my pocket, and just started wandering aimlessly.
My shooting felt a little forced, a little uninspired, and it probably shows. I’m not sure how to kick myself into a more creative mood, or if this is just part of a natural cycle that tends to show itself when you are shooting (or otherwise engaged in a creative pursuit) every day. What about you? Have you experienced this? Is it normal and I just have to sleep it off or is there something you do to reboot your creative side?
On a completely separate note, this weekend 3 good friends and I will be heading up to the Adirondacks for 4 days of camping including 2 extended hikes 🙂 That is exciting! Since I’ll be on the trail for 2 days, and camping 3 nights, what kind of photos would you like to see? I’m going to have to look at some outdoor photography to see what techniques work; I’ve not been satisfied by my trail photos as of yet.
60 mm, 1/40 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 (Frog)
18 mm, 1/30 sec, f/11, ISO 100 (Moon Over Day Pond)