Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD, October 11, 2009
This is the photo I processed and submitted for Color Photography Assignment: Photographing in changing light. (The black frame around the photo just indicates that the full negative was used, no cropping in the enlarger).
I have several assignments coming up in which I can use some creative license to get the photos I need. I don't want to turn in a technically correct only photograph. I want my teacher to say WOW, and I want to be WOW photographing it. I wish I could find something to WOW me to photograph — nothing yet, but keeping my options open. It's amazing how creative many of the people I go to school with who are quite a bit younger than me. It just seems to flow right out of them. What happened to me? I feel so locked up and uncreative.
I truly think my creativity was stifled for so long working at jobs that didn't fulfill me on any level (even financially it was never enough so that I didn't have to struggle really hard to make it, and I always had a lot of credit card debt) that I am having a really hard time now pulling it out of me — it's like a frozen river that is thawing out really, really slowly. That's one analogy anyway.
There is a definite chill in the air — yesterday was the nicest day of the week — today in the low 50s and tomorrow and Friday only in the 40s! I hope this is not a preview of coming attractions (as in a really cold winter).