There are times when I find myself walking around with my camera and not making any pictures. I know then that it is time for a reset as I am not really seeing what is around me. Sometimes, it helps to change cameras, lenses, film or film formats. Deciding to focus on some particular subject matter also can be helpful, and I often end up choosing to look for botanical subjects. I may also jump-start the process by looking at some of the great practitioners of the botanical arts from the past that I particularly like, including Imogen Cunningham and her callas, the simple arrangements of Adolf De Meyer, Blossfeldt, Weston, Mapplethorpe -- there is no shortage of inspiring artists.
These photos were made in the cottonwood forest beside the Rio Grande and at Albuquerque's Botanical Garden.
The only 35mm film I had on hand for my Pentax Spotmatic was Arista Edu Ultra 400; it has nice tonal characteristics, but is a bit grainy for this subject matter. I processed the film in HC-110b.