but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth."
~ Tom Barrett ~
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Today I challenged myself. I haven't had "me" time with my camera in quite awhile and I feel like it's showing.
I feel like my mad photo skillz are slowly going down the drain.
I feel like my mad creativity skillz are slowly dying.
The only way to revive them...is to get out there and do something.
The challenge I gave myself: pick a spot, don't move, and only shoot what's there.
I went to the side of my house, laid down on the sidewalk, and shot what was in front of me. It's pretty incredible all the little details that are sitting in plain sight. It's also oddly fascinating how my neighborhood can be completely still one moment. But lay down on the ground? Suddenly, everyone comes out of the woodwork.
"What's she doing?"
"Is she OK?"
"That girl is cuh-ray-zee."
I could tell by their stares that's exactly what they were thinking. It's a good thing I wasn't dying 'cause no one was coming to my aid. Anyway, this was a fun exercise and it made me feel like I did something, like I was a taking a step to regain my creativity. Try it yourself - I'd love to see what you come up with.