13/52 ~ Best-laid plans...

by Heidi Egerman April. 11, 2019 250 views

If you do happen to be following my weekly monochrome post, you may have noticed that I am two week's behind and should have posted week's 13 and 14 by now.

I did have a big plan to focus on and learn more about monochrome photography. As the quote in my last post stated, it's more of an unfolding adventure. I believed that by putting a stake in the ground with my blog, I would not fail. In reality, my best-laid plans for this project have taken a bit of a turn. First, it has been more challenging and time-consuming than I originally thought it would be.

More importantly (and in the spirit of transparency), I came to realize that there is not as much interest in this topic as I thought there would be. I have debated for the past few weeks whether to continue and although I am disappointed, it is what it is. I'm confident I will move on in my own way, exploring and learning this genre of photography with more flexibility and less angst.

Although I won't be posting a weekly blog as I had planned, I will forever be interested in monochrome photography. I plan to continue to study and learn what I can in the months/years to come. And of course, I will share what I learn along the way in short snippets. When I have something good in black and white I will definitely share it. I love to learn and share with this community. And, I thank you all who have commented and contributed to this short photoblog journey of mine.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

Moving on...

I love that we all have the ability to try new things, start over and move on. We can move on when things don't seem to be right for the time, place or situation.

You can expect to see a lot of garden images in the months to come. Years ago I started my photography journey with a garden blog, called 'Heidi's Garden Blog'. I realized how much I enjoyed this blog at the time. Since this is where I'll be spending most of my time, you will be seeing, things like asparagus harvest, rhubarb pie and many, many dahlias. I seem to do my best work and my best thinking when I'm gardening. It really is my happy place.

I hope you enjoy my future images as much as I do spending time where they live and breath.

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Jolien Dekens 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I really love your monochrome images! And I enjoyed learning from your posts :)
So I will continue to look forward to them!

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Jolien Dekens 11 months, 1 week ago

Thank you Jolien.

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Russell Smith 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I look forward to the images from the garden as well as monochrome posts too.

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Russell Smith 11 months, 1 week ago

Thanks Russel.

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Björn Roose 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Heidi, lesson I learned a long time ago (very useful, since I once had a blog followed by a few hundred people, who reacted all the time, and since those times have gone to a more or less active audience of no more than ten): don't get your motivation from other people. Do what you feel you have to do, whether anybody is interested or not smile

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Björn Roose 11 months, 1 week ago

Thank you Bjorn. You are very wise. I’ll be doing what I love.

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Bethany Plonski 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm sure it was a difficult decision, but it sounds like you will be happier with a more flexible, organic (pardon my pun) approach. I like to think big picture too, but sometimes it seems like snippets are all we can really manage during the actual learning process. Either way, I always look forward to your photos and love seeing what's growing in your garden!

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months, 1 week ago

Thanks Bethany. The garden it is!

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Sherry Hill 11 months, 3 weeks ago

IMHO i loved the images you were posting, but the technique behind them was far too advanced for me to grasp.. i am still learning what all my buttons do, and that is A LOT! so it's not that i didn't have an appreciation or what you were doing [i love monochrome] but other than LIKING your photos, most of it was lost on me.. 
i'll always be a fan Heidi .. and i respect what you produce.. [smile]

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Sherry Hill 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Sherry, You are so kind. What a great group we have here. 

We are all learning together. I feel like most weeks I have to stay on one topic to really grasp it and I was jumping around a lot. This was making me a bit overwhelmed. I am slowing down and enjoying the flow, the garden and the new knowledge you are all sharing as well as what I'm researching around monochrome photography.  

Thanks you!

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Looking forward to you garden photo, the past photos have been a beauty to look at. I hope you continue with the monochrome journey as well, I have learned quite a bit from you believe it or not. Not sure where you got the idea that there isn't enough interest but if that is the case, that is the case. I still want to see your monochrome pictures as well and hear about anything new you have learned on your journey.

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Heidi Egerman Replied to Camellia Staab 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Camellia,
I will always love monochrome photography. I felt like I might have bitten off more than I could chew (and share). You will see more black and white from me as well as beautiful colors from the garden. I love how everyone is sharing and learning from each other in this community. I will continue to share what I learn as well as continue to learn from you and others in the group.

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Still want to see them .

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Heidi Egerman Replied to Berckmans Peter 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you! You will. smile

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