It's been a pretty long dry spell. Actually that's not a fair description. Sure I've been shooting a lot less. I've not wanted to feel that there was some burden around shooting or around posting images here. After all, creativity on a schedule, that seems like work, doesn't it?
So my focus has been on other aspects of my art - writing and assembling the book, Discovering the Familiar, which has been among the most extraordinary experiences of my recent creative life. And I've been waiting for my consulting work to subside so I could find some intensive and quiet time to feel into what comes next - in my art, in my work, in my life... So this slow-down, this pause is not a surprise for me and indeed serves several purposes.
I seem to have taken a bit of a detour, though, by acquiring a new camera, a small but incredibly capable point-and-shoot. While I love my D70, I confess I'm tired of carrying around 10 pounds of camera and lenses. So now I've got this new rig, with a range a capacities and limitations that I am now sorting out. I am relieved to have remembered that the camera will teach me how to use it. I've been doing this long enough to know that my job is to be curious and diligent - watching, learning, following. The camera knows how it works and if I practice long enough, it will teach me. I'm content - I actually enjoy - letting the camera show me its strengths and weaknesses, and thus guide me to its best use.
So here is this, among the first images I've liked. You can tell me what you think. My initial take is that this camera has a unique viewpoint...