escaping the slump

“When you’re in a slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.”

Dr Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

The Black Dog

Argh, I have been in a slump, in the dumps, feeling down and sorry for myself. There should be no reason for it as I am in a great (and safe) country, still have a job and a small property to live with most of the mortgage paid off. However, I just have not been able to push that shutter release button down. My creative juices ran out. This week a decided to shake myself down, and get up on the saddle again.

Starting Easy

It could be argued that Blenheim, in New Zealand, is not the greatest place for Street Photography. There really are not that many streets, plus I was spoiled living in India. Somehow I’m finding it hard to get started on the street when I am back home and away from my travels. I’m going to have to get over this, as traveling looks like it may never be the same again. This week I started gently and went for a wander. I didn’t try for ‘street photography’, aiming instead for some minimalist shots. It felt good to be creative again.

All the images the images in this post were taken late afternoon/ early evening. I will get out and explore the morning light soon (note to self – make this a goal). While street photography may be a struggle, I am in the ideal place to capture some fantastic landscapes, which is certainly a genre that I would benefit from working on. It also looks like there is a very active camera club round the corner, which will hopefully further inspire me.

That’s all from me today. I will continue to climb my way out of this slump and am sure I will emerge stronger. Am I on my own? I would love to hear your stories. In the meantime, I have updated my personal portfolio which can be viewed here.

Take care and keep clicking, Chris

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