The past month I have hidden away from social media and photography. I’ve been struggling a little bit with my mental health. To be honest I’ve not just evaded social media and photography these past few weeks. Life in general was getting to be a bit to much. So I made my excuses to hide myself away… jobs for family, jobs for friends, my day job… my car needs an MOT…ect ect ect.
But today I turned a corner!
After my mood picking up over the past few days I decided that I would go out. I decided on a place very dear to me, with the aim to try and recharge myself artistically and spiritually. It was almost a non starter when I started freaking out en route to Holkham. One is rather partial to the odd melt down. I actually got 1/3 of the way there and then drove back home, fighting off hysteria. By the time I got home I had pulled myself together enough to be calm and clear. So I set off again.
I decided to take it easy and focus mainly on walking and being mindful. If I got photos, I got photos. Today was about feeling good and I didn’t need the pressure of getting a great shot for my project or Wex Monday. I allowed myself some freedom to explore.
That said I did get some fun shots.
Very rare colour shots! I usually prefer my compositions in black and white but these just worked too well in colour to banish them to monochrome.
I also found a really interesting stretch of beach that I would like to revisit, soon, with my tripod and filters.
Over the next few weeks I will continue to strengthen my photographic muscle. perhaps work in some more structured exercises. I need to be ready and on top form for a very exciting workshop soon!
Plus we had the pleasure of a Photography Symposium, hosted by Wex Photographic, here in Norwich. So I will do my best to write up the talks in good time! Unlike the Michael Kenna talk I have yet to write up from back in March… Plenty to be getting on with!