I've been 'absent' for much too long - enough to say that it's been a month, busy trying to catch up with one thing or another. I still have not figured out how to juggle competing priorities - shoot? Process? Study? I think, too, it might be a matter of being in-between 'projects.' I had one that consumed me for some time that is essentially complete, at least in terms of its immediate end-point. I discovered during the course of that project that they are good for me, providing a focus for what I do and, when it was 'done,' I found myself wondering, now what?
What seems to work for me is to keep shooting, pay attention to what grabs my attention. The process can be discouraging - sometimes it might take a while to discover that next thing. This shot came from that process - a so-so day at a local park when I found myself fascinated by the patterns and textures of leaves. It didn't hurt that it had rained the night before! I came home that day with dozens of shots similar to, but different from, this one.
My next project - or one of them - perhaps.