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17-MAR-2007 Ron Lutz II


Heavy snows blanket the region as Winter holds on. I have made a decision, to step away from the camera for a while, unless I really SEE something that just cries out to be shot. I need to focus my energies differently for a while. I think I have become lost in the process of trying to do “pretty, eye catching” photos. I no longer feel my work has the intimate impact that it did last year. I know my recent marriage, moving and becoming involved in a new hobby, my aquarium, have contributed to this. There is a lot more to it though.

Why do I take photos? What is it I want to do with this ability? How do I want to develop it and my own mind? I need to simply step away from it, to relax and loosen up my recent attempts at controlling it.

When I truly think about what is different in my shooting it’s my own hubris. With this site hitting over 5 million viewers, with around 8,000 comments, and the variety of professional opportunities, I am getting a BIG HEAD! I have to loose this element. It is destroying me.

Time to simply live I think.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
1/125s f/2.8 at 100.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium large
Eckhart Derschmidt29-Mar-2007 10:59
Great image. A classic!
Swanahilt 18-Mar-2007 21:47
I can understand what you are feeling..go enjoy your lovely lady and can always photograph things if you feel inspired..dont force it..
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