Fire Flower

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  1. nerwin

    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I've been in a bit of a funk lately. I haven't really used my camera in a while, heck I even went places to take photos and didn't even take my camera out of the bag or removed the lens cap. I don't know, I just didn't see anything that really sparked my interest. It kind of made me feel horrible like as if I hit a plateau and that's going to be it. But I guess we have these periods of time when you simply just don't feel like shooting and need a break.

    Anyways, I saw this cool flower outside today. It's been extremely cloudy the last few days and cold too like the 50s and rain...and yeah..its JUNE. JUNE! Feels like late March/April. Ugh...

    I gave myself permission to do a creative edit for fun. Yeah, it's not too natural looking but that wasn't the point.

    Fujifilm XT2 + 60 2.4
    1/320th, f/2.8, ISO 200

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    Fujidave Blue eyed and Beautiful Supporting Member

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    On the shot and edit, I really do like it would love to see the whole flower with the same edit but you did a great job imo. I think that many photographers can and do go through a stage of not taking shots at all, the last time I went through it my self I decided to shot in B&W for a total change and found it did help me to snap back in to it.
     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I guess I was trying to fill the frame haha. But after looking at it, I think I like this one better.

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    Now that I love, it`s a cracker imo.
     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think they call it Indian Paintbrush.

    Thanks!
     
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    Fujidave Blue eyed and Beautiful Supporting Member

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    Hope this also might help if it happens again, just spend a bit of time editing some photos and even reading books on photography. Or go out of your comfort zone and take shots at different angles or very low even.
     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I've been thinking about just taking a break from focusing on photography and focus on something else for a while, like video. Just something different.
     
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    If it can help you have say a rest, then that`s got to be a winner as then you`d come back all fresh if you know what I mean.
     
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    Well I like it quite a bit, but in the long run that doesn't matter, what matters is what Luke thinks! :icon_mrgreen::icon_mrgreen::icon_mrgreen: I too have felt the hobby slump, I seem to change up my hobbies about every 10 years with some overlap between them. Sometimes a break is just what you need to recharge your mental battery and get your creative juices flowing again.
     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Haha Thanks Jeff.

    I do have a photoshoot lined up sometime this month. A cousin of mine had a sweet Volkswagen he wants me to take photos of and wanted to pay me. So I guess it will be my first paid photoshoot lol. But it's family, so it probably doesn't count. :icon_mrgreen:

    That will be a change of pace which is probably what I need.
     
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    You know you have to share pics after the shoot. :)
     
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    This is actually a good thing. You were selective. This actually increases the potential to reach out. It makes you look harder. Go for the interesting light in these circumstances.
     
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