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Last year the unthinkable happened: I completely lost my photo mojo!
It all started when my life got so busy that I didn't have much time for taking photos. That was okay, I thought - the Pitlochry Meet will supply me with wonderful landscapes and a big batch of printable and maybe even uploadable photos. And in the meantime I had EPZ to keep my photo enthusiasm at the normal level.
But then I got so busy with work that even looking at EPZ just in passing wasn't possible anymore. And to his surprise this EPZ addict discovered that life without EPZ was possible. Shocking, but true - life went on, even when I wasn't on EPZ. But I still had the Pitlochry Meet. I thought.
And then that went wrong as well, we weren't able to attend. Shocked that this event that I had looked forward to for a whole year fell through, I was left without any enthusiasm at all, and without any time or motivation to attempt to find other subjects to shoot. And attempts to use time spent on EPZ to regain my enthusiasm failed completely.
On top of all of that, several things in my private life didn't go well, which didn't exactly help me to get excited about anything at all. Those who were following my comments on Facebook may have noticed that at one point the only things I felt happy commenting about, were things like massage therapy - one of the few things in my life at the time that I enjoyed.
Anyway, to get back to the photo part of the mojo story, I reached a point where I didn't feel like picking up a camera at all. I let stunning sunsets go. I watched my dog's antics without any inclination at all to photograph them. It was all unthinkable the past five years or so, but now it was so.
But I'm getting around to feeling a little mojo again here and there. Took some dog pictures in the snow. Can't help but feel that if I had tried harder, I would have made more of them, but I suppose you have to start somewhere and see where it leads you.
So I've started uploading again, and we'll see how it goes.
Who knows, I may even critique an image here or there...
BTW, I just realised that this is my hundredth blog entry on here. Sorry that I didn't find a more positive subject as an anniversary blog entry, as it were, but there you go, life's like that.