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    Not now!

    I have been in Indonesia for the past 4 days.
    Surrounded by superb scenic valleys, mountains and volcanoes.

    And the lovely people in villages.

    And what do I photograph?

    Nothing. Not one photograph!
    I have not even taken the camera outside my hotel room.

    I have the photographer’s block.
    Just don’t want to remove the camera from the bag.
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    Re: Not now!

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    I have been in Indonesia for the past 4 days.
    Surrounded by superb scenic valleys, mountains and volcanoes.

    And the lovely people in villages.

    And what do I photograph?

    Nothing. Not one photograph!
    I have not even taken the camera outside my hotel room.

    I have the photographer’s block.
    Just don’t want to remove the camera from the bag.
    Sorry to read this Rayyan - sometime a rest is also a great reinvigoration - when I go flat , I find that looking at photography books and other photographers work is sometimes helpful.

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    Re: Not now!

    As long as you enjoyed the scenery, mountains and people and had a good time it's not a real problem, I think that's more important than taking back the pictures of it.

    The block will go away in due course, happens to many of us. Peter's recommended cure sometimes works for me as well, and my other method after a photographic dry spell is to walk into my own garden with a camera and macro lens and just get going again.

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    Re: Not now!

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    And what do I photograph?

    Nothing. Not one photograph!
    I have not even taken the camera outside my hotel room.

    I have the photographer’s block.
    Yet you still post here amongst friends.

    So there is hope that this is but a temporary thing.

    Enjoy the views and the rest.

    Regards,

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    Re: Not now!

    Well said!

    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post
    As long as you enjoyed the scenery, mountains and people and had a good time it's not a real problem, I think that's more important than taking back the pictures of it.

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    Re: Not now!

    If you don't feel like making photographs, just enjoy yourself amongst all the fine scenic views and the lovely people. Don't worry about the camera ... It'll be there when next the Muse wants your attention.

    Unless you're being paid to make photographs, AND are on an assignment, there's absolutely nothing compelling you to want to do this other than yourself. Let yourself have a break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    I have been in Indonesia for the past 4 days.
    Surrounded by superb scenic valleys, mountains and volcanoes.

    And the lovely people in villages.

    And what do I photograph?

    Nothing. Not one photograph!
    I have not even taken the camera outside my hotel room.

    I have the photographer’s block.
    Just don’t want to remove the camera from the bag.

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    Re: Not now!

    Guys, thank you so much for your comments. My apologies for the very late response.

    Arrived 2 days back.

    To be honest, I did not enjoy this trip. Just my state of mind. For once, I felt I needed Ayesha to have been with me.

    The people and the country were unbelievably hospitable, generous and friendly. However, language was a very big issue. Unlike Bali, English is not that much spoken in the Java Province.

    I just did not feel like photographing. But I did test out the Fuji XH-1 and XP2 in the rain; and with the lenses that had not had a field test.

    Just a half-hearted exercise, on my part. I am posting some images..mostly from around my small one room chalet.

    Happy, prosperous and peaceful new year to all of you and your loved ones, family and friends.

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    Re: Not now!

    I know the feeling.

    Similarly: I was on a six week trip from the last week in August until the beginning of October ... I made a couple thousand exposures. I was all over the place and had a wonderful time. There are a tonne of interesting exposures in the pile to work with.

    I processed about two dozen while I was on the trip. Since ... none. Just haven't been motivated to yet.

    I don't worry about it. It will happen when it happens.

    G

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