I have been struggling with my photography for some time now.

Since deciding late last year to not continue with my photo-a-day project (which was posted on my Facebook page) I seem to have been unable to focus (pun intended) on my hobby.

Part of this is due to the fact that I haven’t got it clear in my own head what photography niche I want to be in.

I like the freedom of expression that the HDR art form seems to allow; I love the look and feel of many black and white images I have seen; I find those colourful photos of auroras and/or the night sky quite beautiful – but don’t feel the need to rush out and snap them.

And as for the Wanaka tree…I’m not sure that I have a desire to try to replicate an image that seems to pop up on certain Facebook feeds with almost monotonous regularity.

A quick Google search of “photographer’s block” shows that I am not the first, nor will I be the last to suffer from the photographic version of writer’s block, and there are in fact many websites, blogs, e-books and more, full of tips and tricks aimed at getting the creative juices flowing again.

However, before I launch into following some of the on-line suggestions I thought I would tackle my photographer’s block in my own way by going back to the future so to speak, to revisit some of the places where I have taken photographs in the past and try to rediscover what caught my attention and triggered my desire to click the shutter, that first time around.

So – let’s see if I can go back to the future.

autumnal ivy clings to the brickwork around the door to an old church
Number 52
gear detail on an old roadside seed drill machine
Gears
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A farm shack in a severe state of disrepair
A farm shack in a severe state of disrepair

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