...SpaceShip Earth once again saves the day for me. As I complained several times here for the past few weeks, I had been in a processing rut as of late. However, SpaceShip Earth broke my spell last night and also helped me make a realization: the real issue isn't a processing lull, it's that I have "the itch."
Yep, that itch. The itch that says I must go back to WDW. Immediately. I realized that although I enjoy experimenting with processing from time to time, realistic processing is my style and personal preference (nothing against any other types of processing, I enjoy seeing different styles, I'm talking about for my own images). The real lull, and where I feel I leverage my creativity the best, is behind the lens. This is because I haven't been to WDW since October, and I keep having these ideas and wishing I could change the way I took particular shots as I edited them. So rather than trying to compensate by going to editing techniques I otherwise wouldn't (this isn't to say I won't experiment from time to time, but I was trying to overhaul my style, which was a bad idea), I decided to just process images based on my normal style and workflow.
In my opinion, the results were much better, and I found myself in a groove for the first time in a while. Even though each one of the shots had flaws that made me think, "damn, I should have done ______ when I took the shot," I am still generally satisfied with the outcomes. Hopefully I am not overconfident about the results...
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