A wise man once told me…

… a creative life is a happy life.

I have been thinking about what to do to get out of my rut.  I’ve been stagnant lately.  The other day I was talking with a friend and concluded that I should start a photo challenge.

I’m calling it Fifty Days of the Nifty Fifty. I’m hoping to come up with a better name before I start on the 23rd.

The rules are simple:

  1. From March 23rd to May 12th
  2. I can only use my 50 mm lens, aka the Nifty Fifty
  3. Macro tubes are allowed.
  4. The picture has to be taken that and posted on the same day
  5. The same general subject can only be used once every 10 days
It could get interesting because I’m thinking of selling my current camera before I get my new one.  So there may be a break.  The other alternative is to wait until I get my new camera and learn how to use it along with trying to complete the challenge I have set out for myself.
There is also the possibility of creating a 50-day shot list, that way I know what I’m going to go every day.  That both takes away and adds to the creativity.
However it turns out, I’m sure it will be a fun photo adventure.
“for I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” ~ Thomas Jefferson


Log in to write a note
March 11, 2018

That sounds really interesting! 🙂 I’m in an artistic rut too, for what seems like forever. My last play was about a year ago, and my last published or paid for writing project was years ago. Life is a bit hectic right now, though, but isn’t there always an excuse?

March 12, 2018

great photo!