A light bulb but no (good) ideas... (17/365)

Day 17: I racked my brains for more than three hours this evening and finally had to throw in the towel. I must have taken more than 100 shots involving a dozen different subjects. I even tried my hand at double exposures. I just could not get something that I really liked. In the end, the result you see is all that I could muster. I guess I'll chalk today up to experience and try to come back strong tomorrow.

  • TokyoSoul 5y

    No worries man :) Its better than mine was today lol .. But like Edison, at least we have more chances to try and get it right :)
  • Mike KC 5y

    this is great
    i actually like it
    i saw this yesterday... or this morning
    and i thought it was really good
    i just never had the chance to comment
    i really like the quote
    and how you incorporated you picture into your thoughts today
  • John Liu 5y

    TokyoSoul Mike KC Thanks guys. I get ideas, but my technical skills just aren't where I'd like them to be, resulting in me not being able to properly execute them and many wasted shots. Anyway, that's what this project is for... to improve my technique and creativity. Thanks for stopping by and the encouragement.
  • Naesha Atkinson 5y

    John Liu I have the same problem. If my technical skills were where I wanted them to be then I could create all the things that pop into my mind's eye. Just practice ok. There's a walth of info on the net.
  • NeilPas 5y

    Very creative for having "no ideas"
  • John Liu 5y

    NeilPas Thanks, but lately, it has been a struggle to come up with something for my daily shot.
  • Bec Callahan PRO 5y

    I have the same problem with technical skills too. And also lack of fancy flashes and related equipment.
    I like this one though. It's simple but it's a brilliant quote. Something all of us should remember at times. The softness of the light globe is really nice too.
  • John Liu 5y

    Bec Callahan Thanks Bec!
  • StepUpFinance.com 4y

    Great photo L/S, thanks for allowing us to use this on our Blog.
    Image credit has been given to you with an active link back to your site, trust this is OK.
    We look forward to seeing some more of your work.
    Regards from all at SUF.
  • Bibi's Culinary Journey 4y

    I absolutely love this photo....I included it in my post about perseverance with proper credits and links to you.

  • commissioned12 3y

    Enjoyed this shot - used it here with a link back:

  • jessicalstreit PRO 3y

    Thanks for making this available via the CC. I used it in a blog post at Enemy of Debt.
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Taken on January 17, 2011
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