Fike's message comes at a time in my photo life when I had decided to reject the "grass is greener on the other side" point-of-view that has retarded my creative endeavors for too long. Now retired, I have the time to overcome my photographic reticence.
I live in Florida. We are the flat state. Boring palmetto covered plains or marsh infested waterways, according to my wife. We have only four seasons here, almost summer, summer, still summer and Christmas. Haze is prevalent all year except for a moment in winter.
We traveled. To Tuscany and the Ciique Terra regions of Italy. We loved it there, but in truth, came back with only a few, out of several hundred exposures, good pictures.
After returning I visited a John Moran show at the University of Florida. John makes boring spectacular, palmetto plains startling and Florida flora fabulous! I was shocked, encouraged and invigorataed. I decided to pick a subject here and shoot it in different light, in different seasons, in different times of day, from different angles and in any other way possible. At 67 years I will learn how.
Clyde Butcher moved east and just look at what he has done!
Btw, see John Moran's site at http://www.johnmoranphoto.com/
Thanks, Michael, for the LL. Always informative and at times it is inspirational.