Rut = “a habit or pattern of behaviour that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change“.


Back in 2016 I wrote a post about being in a bit of a photographic rut. I was suffering from photographer’s block. And it seems here I am again in the same, or at least similar, photographic rut.

I feel that right now my photoblog is driving my photography rather than me proactively becoming more creative and allowing my photography to drive my photoblog.

The good news is that there are heaps of ideas on line to help get out of a photographic rut.

Just going for a walk with camera in hand and start shooting is also a recommended way to help get out of a rut.

So a few days ago I decided to get my camera out and make a point of getting out to shoot some images. This story, and accompanying images, is the result of that outing. Okay, the images may not be overly creative or exciting, but at least feel a little bit better with myself because I made an effort.

All photos were taken with my trusty old Nikon D300, processed in DxO Photolab 3 with Nik Silver Efex Pro being used to add the “film noir” look of which I am quite fond.


Film Noir with a Nikon D300


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