I think I'm closed for the Winter...

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  1. ottor

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    Absolutely no inspiration. It's cold - mid 20's.. no color in the sky, no sun, no snow - just crappy brown grass.. wind's blowing...

    I think when your passion has become a 'chore', it's time to close for the Winter... :grumpy:

    Rick ........
    (envisioning retiring in the Sunny South...)
     
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    oh come on............ theres plenty to photograph.. birds, deer, water, houses... buildings ...people.... they are all still around in the winter... winter is bla no doubt about it.. but be an optimist ... enjoy it now.. since it is the first day of the rest of your life.. and you will have some pics to look back on after your living in the sun... :er:;)
     
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    I feel your pain. I hate winter. It's no fun to shoot outdoors when there's a foot or more of snow on the ground and it's bitter cold. Not to mention all white and lifeless trees get boring after a while.

    So find other things to shoot! I plan on doing lots of indoor shooting and finding interesting places (indoors) to shoot. I live near Chicago so I'm fortunate to have plenty of options for shooting.

    But I'm eager for spring to return, I want to get back outside and shoot the fun stuff!
     
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    I'm going to hop on this negative train. I have no inspiration either. I hate winter, I hate the cold and I just want everything to be green again. I was a little excited when it started snowing Christmas eve but I woke up Christmas day with a severe sinus infection (one of the lovely blessings that comes with winter) and I haven't felt good enough since to go out and get any cool pictures of the snow scenery.
    I just wish that some of the people on here who live near the beach would post some palm tree and beach pics so I could go on a virtual vacation.
     
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    ooooooooooooooooo stop it just reminds of senior week in June : ( Myrtle Beach! hopefully i will have this photo stuff down so i can bring back so sweet pics
     
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    I find my inspiration comes and goes. There are even times in the summer where I grab my gear, head out the door and never take out my camera.

    But I agree, its worse in winter time. Although I did have a great time last winter shooting at -25C. Had some fun results and there was no one out on the streets which allowed for fun shots.

    Its ok not to be inspired for a period of time, it happens. Keep an eye out and when you see something of interest, go for it. If not, grab a hot cup of cocoa and wait for winter to be over...
     
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    Seriously?

    Man, right now I can only hope for temps in the 20's :lol:

    Photography is one thing that's made winter bearable for me... everything takes on a new shape and it's a whole new world to explore - not to mention another challenge.
     
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    i am with ya, i hate winter. where i live its been really windy and snowing for like 3 days. and i just got my camera so im running out of things inside to shoot. lol
     
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    I had to ride 600 miles on my motorbike in the snow to get there,it was worth it the Germans had laid on a roast http://gsgary.smugmug.com/Events/Elephant-Treffen/Elephant-Treffen-2005-033/19143677_U6Tss-L-1.jpg :lmao:
     
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    I'd feel better if there was even a little snow - snow scenes can be beautiful.... however, haven't had enough to make a 'scene' at all.. it'll snow a little at night, and the next day only 1/2 melt - making a muddy yucky mess of everything - and still no sun/color anywhere.

    I used to like how my eyes would think, but recently there's no food out there for them at all to feast from ... I just may stay inside until March - ....

    Just where does the color go in the Winter? - Do people and cars and buildings and trees actually turn Gray a couple months out of the year??
    I think I'm living in a "Goth" world...

    OK Guys - get prepared for lots of 'water drop' and 'puppy on couch' pics.... :mrgreen: cuz through all my complaining..... I just can't quit!
     

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