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May 27th - Friday SP

I've been spotty at best at posting in my PAD of late. It felt good to get that first year.
At first I had no doubts about going on but I've had trouble just getting a couple months into the year.

At first the goal was simple, take a picture every day. Not hard to do, but I didn't feel that was enough.
I wanted more and I knew I was capable of more. Ideas, composition, contrast, focus, iris... I do that in my
everyday job, but now I was doing that as an artistic outlet for my own edification. Soon I was getting the
attention of other photographers and the swapping of ideas and influences pushed me to try and do more.
I wasn't happy with just a snapshot on most days, I wanted to take more compelling/artistic photos.
I think I achieved that to some regular degree over the year.

Now, I'm faced with reevaluating my goal and my motivation. It's not easy to take a compelling photo every day.
Is it even necessary? Is it enough to just take a snapshot?
Is it enough to just go for the discipline of taking pictures everyday?
Does there need to be more?

I'm thinking of taking a break to recoup and to think about all of this....

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
1s f/3.5 at 18.0mm iso100 full exif

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Dawn16-Jun-2005 06:22
Great SP Todd, hey.. long as you stick your mug in here now and again.. otherwise, we'll MISS ya!
Guest 30-May-2005 12:20
*grin* "sitting on the pot"? "no pants on"?? LOL! Something freudian going on here today.
I rather like this SP, nice expression on your face. Have a good break Todd!
northstar3729-May-2005 22:49
'sitting' even.
northstar3729-May-2005 22:48
Just stick one up as it suits you. I thought you were siting on 'the pot' in the thumbnail!
Michael Todd Thorpe28-May-2005 15:55
Those are shorts! Geeze.....
Guest 28-May-2005 12:23
Dont be so rough on yourself. Nothing wrong with taking a break. Just put some damn pants on LOL. Nice capture.
Gary Winters28-May-2005 07:21
I hear ya. Good luck sorting it all out! Nice shot here, I'll say that!