365 Day Photo Challenge: Day 52 Mallard Flock

I have had some difficulty writing lately. I have been out of sorts and unable to concentrate enough to write. I believe it is time to get back to painting. The interesting aspect of painting is it’s either a flood or nothing, this I’m hoping to change with some discipline.

I am in the midst of coming full circle with all the techniques and direct observations and am excited about what is on the horizon. For now though it’s remnants of a creative block that is even effected my photography.

I went to the park with nothing really to shoot. I’ve shot many sunsets from the same place so it was hard to find any new perspective. I sat by the lake and noticed a small flock of mallard drakes.

I continue to learn to be in the moment and most of the time the moment shows itself. I relaxed and sat on the shore and the ducks came to me. Suddenly out of no inspiration came a series of shots of ducks and the darkening water of a late sun.

It’s amazing what we can find when we stop. Half the time, it’s the actual act of stopping and photographing that can be extremely illusive to us as creative people.

What do you think?

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Written by stevelinebaugh

Oil painter and pastel artist, writer, photographer, graphic designer,
originally from New Jersey

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  1. You are so right Steve. If we pause and look around, nature has so much to offer.
    As for living in the moment, I am on the same journey. Difficult to do but it is a must in life.
    Your photos are excellent as always.

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