"... It pretty quickly became apparent to me that the technical engine was far less important than the photographer's large motivations in making the work in the first place. It was the "why" it was done, not the "how". - Jock Sturges In reflecting upon that statement, I came across a quote that seems to define the... or at least, MY field for inspiration/ motivation - where I have the best chances of discovering something that will "light the burners". Consider: "I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking." - Albert Einstein When I am hit with artistic block, my reflex reaction is to try harder, and when increased effort doesn't work, even harder. It may well be that I am trying to overcome the block by rational thinking - when such rationality is, actually, a hindrance. In truth, none of my best work was ever "thought out". It (seems invariably) to have come into being as the result of some sort of magical dust falling on my eyes from - some indefinable somewhere. That will be my next course of action. Not beating away at the block, with my camera serving as a hammer; but, simply loading the camera with film, and holding it lightly, letting it draw me to where it will. This will take courage. Thoughts?