I'm not looking for sympathy, a magic wand or a book with all the secrets, however, lately I've certainly felt I'm going backwards with regards to my photography.
We all look for inspiration in the form of forums, Flickr, 500px and the like, and a while ago I'd look at a nice landscape and tell myself I'll get that one day.
There's people taking amazing images with the same kit as me, and while I know kit isn't everything, it does help, and is especially harmful when you look at your images, and theirs and see a drastic difference.
The general consensus suggests that if you're not getting the right results, then change a lens, a body or your subject matter. I don't earn a lot so changing lenses and bodies isn't an option. Changing scenery would be ok, if Scotland wasn't so grey all the time.
I only ever upload my best work here -- http://500px.com/PaulStewart1
I say my best because I feel personally it is.
I had a quick look over older stuff from a year ago and i'm not really changing or moving forward, and this weekend was a washout completely.
Would be good to know if it's something that everyone goes through,