At least once every year I hit a dry spell that's frustrating and disappointing. Sometimes it's due to circumstances I can't control like our recent move to Jacksonville, Florida. Or, it's due to pressures of work that interfere with the openhearted approach to making a photograph that I need to do anything worthwhile (no longer an excuse as retirement has set in!). Now, it's due to a persistent frustration with my new-to-me Florida environment that just isn't stimulating my creative impulses. I have lived in the northeast all my life thus far, and have thrived on the rich variety of seasonal changes that are so inspiring. That variety presents itself with changes of color that offer seasonally different tonal values, changes in the intensity of natural light that are a seasonal feature of a northern latitude, and flora that grows less densely than the near jungle effect that is so locally prevalent (see Clyde Butcher's work here: http://www.clydebutcher.com/ ). But, the ocean is still a wonderful resource and I will continue to look to it for inspiration. I may change my approach, and do some long exposure work with the view camera, or travel farther away for features on the shore that may be appealing.
I will, of course, get through this, but I hope the breakthrough happens soon. Sigh.....lol!