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I have to confess that I’m not pleased with this shot but I’ve almost run out of things to put up. It’s sharp, the composition is ok, and I really like the colours, but it doesn’t really do all that much for me. And if you’re interested, it’s an old building on Blackpool’s seafront that’s now an Indian restaurant.

Occasionaly I have a few days (or a week) where I just don’t seem to be able to take any decent shots. I rarely lack inspiration, and happily go out and take shots that I imagine will be ok, but it’s when I come to look at them I realise that they’re not overly interesting and not up to the standard I’d like. I used to play a lot of pool when I was younger. I was never brilliant but I was reasonably good and used to play for a local team. But some days I just wouldn’t be able to sink a ball. The last few days have been the photographic equivalent – nothing much has changed, I just can’t take anything worth looking at. Oh well, hopefully it will pass ;-)

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comment by myla at 07:44 AM (GMT) on 24 May, 2004

I actually really like this shot; there's something about the words T&C faded that really make it for me.

As for the block; I felt like that awhile back too, and cured it during a trip to the zoo (on a photographic safari, of course). I had a blast and left that evening completely reinspired.

I'd love to see what you'd come back with after a day 'in the wild.' :)

comment by Kjetil at 10:17 AM (GMT) on 24 May, 2004

Yes, go somewhere interesting and just try to take a lot of photos. That seems to help. Get away from where you normally take photos. That might help!

comment by roderick at 03:37 PM (GMT) on 24 May, 2004

Hey, everyone goes through a creative block at one time or another. Here's what I do: if it's a creative block, then I try and improve the technical aspects of my photography, and vice versa.

Good luck, hope you get your groove back.

comment by djn1 at 12:08 AM (GMT) on 25 May, 2004

Thanks. And myla, when we move house (hopefully in around five or six weeks) we'll be about 10 minutes away from the local zoo, so I may well give it a try.

comment by Judith Polakoff at 04:05 AM (GMT) on 25 May, 2004

I really like this one, too, although I can't exactly say why. I hope you're going to like your new digs and that all your surroundings won't be quite so dilapidated. :)