Living in a Square World

Breaking free!

In my explorations in photography, I have been known to get into a rut, where I just don’t feel that I’m very creative or inspired. If you’ve ever encountered this feeling, I expect that you can relate. If it’s just a couple of days, it’s no big deal, but if this drags on for weeks, it bothers me, as I like generating interesting photos.

When I feel uninspired, I will often come up with something a little different in my approach to try and break out of the block. One of these is to put a constraint on my photography; this helps provide focus in what I look to photograph, rather than allowing the entire world to be my proverbial oyster.

Rusty Bucket

For an entire series, I restricted my images to only be square. While this doesn’t sound like much of a constraint, it did help me look at everything a little differently to get compositions that might work in a square format.

Down on the Farm

And, as you can see, rust is never a bad thing either!

To Air No More

I’ve restricted subjects, as well, or do a series of photos of the ground… And, yes, I’ve even forced myself to do different things with my camera, such as zoom blur, which led to an entire series of abstract images.

What kind of things do you do to break your inspiration free of its bonds?

Three Line Tales – Writer’s Block

Getting the words down…

Many thanks to Sonya for Week Eighty-Eight of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales week 88: dip pen and ink because it's Inktober, innit
photo by Kira auf der Heide via Unsplash

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Blank page, staring back…
Pen feels heavy, ink is dry.
Inspiration fleets!

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Three Line Tales – Painter’s Block

Trooper’s lament

It’s great to participate in Week Fifty-Three of Three Line Tales run by Sonya  of Only 100 Words!

three line tales week 53: a stormtrooper with a paint brush and an easel
photo by Daniel Cheung via Unsplash

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Paintbrush is ready,
Canvas stretched taut and blank.
Need inspiration!

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!