Anyone else on David Duchemin's email list? I've been getting emails from 'him' for several years now, but they've only recently started to say anything that meant something to me. The latest one was about what to do when you've run out of ideas and creativity, and the following line rang bell for me. When I go to photograph somewhere new, or even somewhere familiar, the first few frames are usually scrap, but I NEED to start taking pictures for the ideas to come if I haven't stopped for a picture that I've seen in passing. If I'm playing guitar then I need a way in before the creativity starts, and if I'm taking pictures I need to start taking pictures BEFORE I start becoming creative. It's not a hard & fast rule, and it's not a philosophy, but it is something I've observed to often be true.