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Padlocked gate

I usually tend to write these blog posts later in the day, after I finish work and have eaten, but I’m writing this one earlier. It’s Sunday, so I’m not at work, but I am going out to eat lunch with my wife shortly, so don’t have unlimited time. And I can’t think of what to write.

It’s something that I often fret about when composing these blog posts, probably as a factor of putting them out every day. What to put into words without it feeling like it’s for the sake of it. I doubt my success rate is high.

I could go down the route of describing how the picture was made, giving background on the events that led to its capture along with the equipment and techniques I used. Or I could describe the picture itself, breaking it down as I see it. Or I could talk about something completely unrelated and drop the picture in either to illustrate a point or, more likely, just to publish a picture. Sometimes it’s just a sentence to get it over and done with.

It’s not so much writer’s block on days such as today, more a lack of direction and no particular topic inspiring me to words. It feels frustrating and that the blog post serves no purpose on these occasions – either to anyone reading, or to me as the author.

Don’t forget to come back for more random blathering tomorrow! 😀


Yashicamat 124G & Ilford HP5+ (pushed to 1600asa). Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 13mins @ 20°

Taken on 15 January 2021

4 thoughts on “Padlocked gate

  1. I actually love what you wrote in this blog; it feels real and unfiltered. And the photo is great. I always look forward to new posts in my feed reader every day but I don’t take it for granted. If you feel flat or burned out, it’s no crime to take time off; you owe nobody anything, not even an explanation! ❤️

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  2. In the end, isn’t it all just random blathering? N., always enjoy hearing what you have to say, whether it’s more focused, self-serious reflection regarding photography-related pursuits or more levity about the state of the day to day, whether circa household, Sheffield, U.K or otherwise. I could throw something cheeky in there about how I mainly come for the pictures, but the truth is, it really is a little of both . love the frame, is this the washland?

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    1. Thanks fella. I guess that, blathering or not, it resulted in a blog post today, and a longer one than is sometimes the case too! 🙂
      Yep, the photo is another from that same walk around the washland the other week. I’ve got one or two more to come from that batch and then on to something else, maybe even some colour!

      I enjoy your posts in a similar way, Little glimpses into life in the NW USA. I have a whole batch of them to catch up on – they all seem to drop in at once for some reason?


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