I've been hibernating photo wise- in the last month I've occasionally fired off a lazy shot from my armchair usually of Dave or the cats nothing worth downloading to the PC even. Just couldn't be asked. Glanced at a few books and come on here.
Today I had to pop to Stratford to pay a bill and intended to have lunch in a decent cafe and a couple in the pub afterwards and decided to just pick up my camera. Dave sent me on my way with his usual gloomy progonsications about the possibility of my having it stolen.
At first I just wondered why I'd bothered, took a couple of shots of the Town Hall but over the nezt few hours I took something like 200 shots....
Of which all but 30 when blown up when straight into the recycle bin and what I have left are some shots I like even if they're not technically excellent/some shots that look fine technically but are of no real interest like shots of the bar/a few shots that might work with some post processing but I'm still counting it a good day because
1. I got out and tried
2. I got a practice at ISO/manual/different apertures and shutter speeds at least I am finally starting to get an idea of how these affect images i.e. I did it wrong but at least I am starting to understand why I did it wrong
3 I got the measure of my 35mm lens- got it for Xmas and just haven't had a lot of use but now I am can where it works and where it doesn't
4 I did some test shots for a possible entry into the competition this month
And to be honest because I just had fun with my camera. I've been getting frustrated by it.
I came back in and did my first clone (on an unrelated photo) so maybe just slinging my camera bag over my shoulder and going out for a look around has got those creative juices flowing again