52 trees – week thirty-nine

Circular ripples with tree reflection

I’m struggling with the tree project at the moment, hence the lack of a post last week.  I feel as if I’m stuck, and not coming up with anything new and I’m not sure how I’m going to break free from that.  I’ve got lots of shots I could use, but nothing with which I feel particularly happy and I don’t like posting something that ‘will do’ – I want to feel pleased with it.  On the other hand, if I don’t post something this week I’ll lose my momentum and probably end up not coming back to it at all and I don’t want that to happen either.

I guess we all suffer from creative block at times, and we just have to persevere, keep pressing the shutter, and wait for inspiration to come back – it always does, eventually. I’m planning a little trip to Canterbury (where I lived for many years) in the near future and I think that might just spark off some new Ideas.  At the very least, it will give me some welcome new subject matter.

This is my favourite shot of the week, although there are aspects of it I’m not happy with.  I think the empty area at the right makes it feel slightly unbalanced, and I think there was probably a better composition to be had.  I’d also like to be using more colour in my shots, but the weather just hasn’t been conducive to this.  This is actually a colour shot, even though it looks black and white – it was taken on one of the grey, overcast days we seem to be having so many of at the moment.  But I do like the circular ripple, and the contrast it makes with the softer reflection of the tree foliage.

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