Wednesday, December 07, 2005

It's Official! I'm in a Slump!

This week I have been obsessed with looking at photoblogs. I haven't made a good picture since. I think I've inspired myself into a slump. I have taken tonnes of pictures and haven't liked any of them. This was only one that I kind of liked.

Keeping in mind that this is a garden blog...not a photoblog. But come on! I'm getting extremely frustrated. Also, for some reason I cannot put a comment on my blog. I have been having alot of problems with that lately. Has anyone else been having problems with thier blogs? Posted by Picasa

12 Comments:

Blogger Jenn said...

You were going to take a break, and then you came right back at it... maybe you should reconsider that break? (Not that I want you to stop posting. I look forward to everything you put up.)

Take pictures of your people for a few weeks (holidays and all), see if that recharges your eye.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

I am so not bored with your pictures. That one is very nice.

Please don't give up. I will really miss you!

Connie

8:11 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

yes I do have problems with my comments. sometimes you just have to ride out the blog glitches. I haven't gone beyond three days with the comment issue. good luck!! slump or not, just do what you want garden or photoblog. whose says you can have it all?
peace~

5:57 AM  
Blogger Tami said...

Sandy,

I don't have a blog so can't comment there but I do have a camera and I know sometimes I just feel out of inspiration. Sometimes going some where diffrent to shoot helps, sometimes looking at other peoples images helps, sometimes I just have to wait it out. Your photos help inspire me but sometimes when I am having a problem finding things to shoot and I pop open your blog and find pictures of some of the most common things shot from such unusual prespectives I think "why won't my photo eye work like that?"
I just have to realize we all see diffrently and sometimes the muse takes a holiday... Maybe if blogging feels like too much right now you can just post photos for a while (post some of your old work, I would love to look at it) :)

6:43 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I hope this comment will post. It has been coming back saying it is unavailable. Thanks for your comments gals! I think photography is like riding or gardening. Sometimes it seems you will never figure certain things out! Try, try again! Thats what makes having a digital camera so great. It would cost me a small forturne in rejects. LOL.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Sandy, your pictures are beautiful and amazing. Your blog is a great inspiration for me. I agree with Jenn, just take a little break, to recharge your "battery"!

Yes, I do gave problems with layout, text, image and with comments, too. Just now I try 3 times to leave this comment.

Last but not least, thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog. I post on comment some information about the São Paulo's weather.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Shannon said...

Oh hon, I go through slumps a couple times a year. Sometimes it's from looking at other photos online and thinking I just will never be that good. Sometimes it's just lack of inspiration or too busy with other things in life. But I always come back to it, it's like a drug. heh. It just courses through my veins and I love the feeling of peace I get when I'm holding that camera and searching out my photo prey ;)

7:52 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

Shannon,

I totally agree with you, it is the time shifting that happens when you are totally focused on a subject. I can't think of many more things that make you absorb nature the same way and all atime to lose meaning.

Sandy,

The muse is only being fickle for the moment. If you ignor her, like all of us females, she can't help but show back up.... Obviously, we are all inthralled with you work. Maybe if you work on a series for a change, gateways or doorways or old world knobs, they help give focus. If any of this helps, great! if not maybe it will help for a jump start point for your own inspiration.

Good luck.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Wendy A said...

Join the crowd. I am having a slump too. I been soo busy with christmas that I havn't done much eles. Maybe I should go out and shoot christmas in Hobart.

The photo blogs were spectacular. Wow! I was inspired but depressed to look at how bad my pics are compared to them. I need a new camera and a couple courses.

I owe you an email. Thanks for the call. Got to run.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

Winter is a rough time to take garden photos. I just took some snow photos, but I also took the same kind of photos like the snow-covered evergreens last year. Just keep looking for something different (texture, etc.)or try editing some old photos. I'd love to see photos of building where you live. For inside, how about doing some studies of fruit, glass or whatever with different lighting effects. Bet you'll think of something!

12:15 PM  
Blogger jac said...

Your persistancy on perfection is rewarded by the tremendous improvement in your pictures. Look at this one.
I missed your pics during my absence

5:39 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

Excellent Jac!

12:05 PM  

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