I have been doing the 365 project and it's turning out to be not so fun anymore... It seems like there is nothing to shoot in my area. I get home late and I find myself taking snapshots of dumb things that mean nothing to me really. I just came back from a drive of probably 25 miles and didn't see crap. Even went for a short hike through the woods... There's a part of me that wants to keep my head up and power through it but another side of me wants to give up because I don't want photography to be a chore I have to do everyday. I've taken a look at people's albums (Dominantly) and then at mine. Sure I have a couple nice shots I'm proud of but the majority kinda sucks. I don't feel like I'm improving at all. I'd like to try some long exposures but again, not too much great city around here. I'd also like to try doing a long exposure of a train going by at night time (since I live 2 houses down from the tracks). I expected this to happen but not so soon. It seems like out of a month, I might have 5 lucky days where I get something good. I am going to Maine again next weekend and would love to try star trails but I don't really know a lot about doing it. I've been researching lately on it though. What have you done to help yourself improve? I bring my camera everywhere but I still don't get anything most of the time I go out. I think I've outgrown my surroundings but when I try to go out and plan a little drive and come back with nothing (and I mean nothing) it makes me more discouraged. Any tips are greatly appreciated and I thank you in advance for any help anyone has to offer.