Last night I gave a talk to our local camera club about my artistic adventures in the world of photography. One of the slides in my powerpoint deck showed the sorts of images I used to do, and one displayed more contemporary images.
So that was in my head this morning when I found myself with a half hour to spend between physical therapy and my weekly Thursday morning coffee date. It was raining lightly, but I had brought my camera into town with me, just in case, so I headed down to the Waterfront Park shared dock -- where I've taken MANY MANY pictures over the ten years I've lived on this island.
I was partly doing that to kill time. But partly, also, because I've been so frustrated trying to explore and tackle something new. I thought perhaps if I went back to the familiar it would at least feed my soul (being around the waterfront always does that). And I had learned, developing the presentation, that all my work seems to feed on what went before: maybe I needed to stop advancing and just retreat for a while.
This is one of the results. Is it informed in any way by the time that has elapsed since I last shot boats at the waterfront? I don't think so. But it IS a lovely calm photo. Perhaps that's all I need right now; a little peace and calm...