A Hard Look
I haven’t made much, if any, progress in deciding what to do differently in simplifying and unifying my photography. I was out gathering some images taken as jpegs to see if I could manage without taking them in raw format when I came across this hawk sitting on a fence post. I took this image as a jpeg with my 35 mm lens. I walked up as close as I could and then cropped the picture to get this image. It hasn’t been resized so it won’t print very large.
One problem that I’m having in making a change is that it would involve being more selective in what I write and photograph. As I have tried out some ideas I find that I would be more limited and would have even more trouble finding subjects and thus would post less often. In addition, not only would I be more specialized in my subjects and style, I would also end up offending or disappointing some others and more confrontations wouldn’t help me in simplifying.
My real problem with making changes to my photography and blog was not technical. I had trouble deciding on my purpose in blogging.
I think I will take the simplest route, and not make any sudden shifts. Instead, I will let things flow as I change and stick to my pictures and blog being more of a journal … maybe even more so. That gives me more flexibility in photographing whatever I like at the moment as well as writing more or less about whatever I’m currently thinking.