Call it seasonal affective disorder. Call it depression. Call it laziness or priorities or apathy or a change of scenery. Call it what you will but I spent the last month without picking up my camera. I didn’t post process much either. Mostly I have avoided photography because for a while I lost sight of the enjoyment of it. Comparing myself to others and getting frustrated with images not turning out made me competely forget why I take pictures. So I put my camera down.
After a month I think I can finally say I want to take pictures again. I remember why I enjoy it and what I love about it. That doesn’t mean im not discouraged by my past blundera but that I still want to learn, I want to explore and I dont mind making mistakes as long as some of those are pictures I will remember and cherish and be proud of for the rest of my life. Not every actuation of the shutter will change the world but it will help me to see. And sometimes I know now I just need to put the camera down and connect with the world around me.
I wish I had some triumphal image to share with you all or some amazing announcement about becoming a pro photographer but truthfully im just happy to be back. Meandering my way through this garden of life taking a few pictures to remind me how much I have to be in awe of.
Thanks for joinig me on this journey. I promise more photos soon!