Take 12! August
As some of you know, I have been struggling with a creative block for some time now-this group of pictures is really the first stuff I have done in almost a month. I decided too, to change-up the Take 12! format a bit and instead of fun, useless facts, maybe talk a bit about what was going on that day-
Where I Was At:
Literally–around the neighborhood, particularly at the Methodist Church grounds, my backyard and street-
Mentally–all over the place. It was very hard to stay focused (no pun intended, but there you go) on this project which is now in its third year. I also struggled with just being in the moment and allowing myself to just *see* what was around me. August is a rough month in the South–most everything has bloomed and is now just trying to survive the summer, the lawns are a bit brown and people are staying inside to beat the heat-which has been intense this year-
Creatively–overall, I cannot say I am thrilled with the pictures I took-but it was a small victory of sorts in that I took pictures. But it took me almost a day to really settle down and start working with them. And in trying to make lemonade out of lemons, I realized that some of these mediocre shots could be used as experiments in photo impressionism. In the end, this does not make them great photos, but perhaps interesting ones and it did get me to thinking about some other possibilities. I know that blocks and burn-out are a part of the process–my great fear is that I will never be able to take a picture again which is crazy-town thinking, but there it is.
This exercise also reminded me that sometimes you just have to press *click* to get going again.
Images taken with iPhone 5s and processed with Formulas, Stackables, iColorama S, Pic-Tap-Go, Photo Toaster and Snapseed
For today: Take 12! August