Paradox towers

This is just my 17th post since breaking my leg back on June 19th. I’d like to believe that it was the injury that stopped my post-a-day routine that ended at something like 378 straight days, but that isn’t the case. Yes, breaking my right fibula in two places drastically reduced my ability to carry a camera backpack for approximately seven or eight weeks, but I could have made things work with different kinds of shoots to fill up the space around here. No, the real reason I posted just sixteen times over roughly three months was I was burned out again – but in a different way than before.

I wrote a few times about how this past winter developed in me a creative block that challenged my ability to post a photo every single day. It came in January and really became near-debilitating in February. There were a few times that I wondered if I’d have to quit somewhere along the path to producing my 365 days of photos. Things worked out, but it really stretched me at times. This latest “burn out” that actually ground me to a halt, however, was more about thinking about what I was doing and what I needed to do moving forward. I got wrapped up in shooting for clients, including a wedding, a reunion event and booking a couple of others as well, and the business of photography became more of the focus than the creativity of photography. I was no longer allowing myself to think creatively on the average day as I was constantly figuring out how to merge schedules and mix in opportunities. Focusing attention on development became more important for a time.

I think I’m starting to learn to balance the two and it’s a tricky concoction of a-little-of-this and a-lot-of-that. Hopefully it means I get back to posting images regularly again. That’s the most fun in all of this – sharing what you’re doing as you do it. I like that I’m picking up more and more photography opportunities at the same time. Things are kind of syncing up as needed. So, today’s image is three buildings that are seemingly out of sync despite the fact that they are identical to one another and part of the same complex. I love paradox.
Paradox towers
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