I'm running out of steam with the street photography now project right now which I'm putting down predominantly to Christmas stress but also feeling pretty rubbish about it.
I'm not photographing, because I'm shopping. Well, I should be, but I'm not doing a very good job of that either. The roads are so bad, getting the kids to school and back is about as much as my nerves can cope with. So I started ordering online. But none of the deliveries have got through. Crap! So I'm suffering from cold photographic turkey and increasingly worrying about stuffingless stockings!! I was due a shopping trip to Carlisle tomorrow which I thought could double up with a bit of photography but there has been four tragic fatalities on said road in a week and there looks to be no let up in this cold snap until Thursday. So I'm now having second thoughts!
I have also made a commitment to myself that I want to keep (thanks Gareth for the much-needed kick!) which is to put assignment two to bed by the end of the year. I'm now wondering whether that was such a wise commitment *rolling eyes*!! I actually have an idea, but I won't get all twelve done before Christmas.
I want to do something along the lines of Thomas Struth's family series. And I want to do it with my large format camera which is a bit of a risk, or stupid!! I am concerned about my ability with regards this camera. It is probably a tall-ask of myself, but I'm just gonna do it anyway! This large format camera, like assignment two has become an insurmountable challenge in my head that I just need to tackle head on. I've decided unless I force myself - it ain't gonna happen!!
And as if I needed further encouragement, I have been following this discussion on the OCA forum and erring on the adventurous and riskier side is, it seems, something we should all be pursuing. So, here goes, hopefully I can achieve something but I guess the more risks you take, the more likely failure is. I guess this is part of the learning curve too - embracing failure - hmmm, don't like the sound of that and sssshhh, I'm not particularly great at it either - I don't suppose anyone is really!!
...on the other hand...I might wimp out and do something a bit more achievable...
I'm starting to annoy myself so I'll sign off...