I have hit the biggest creative brick wall in a long time. No matter what I do at the moment I am not happy with the outcome and have tried to get my head around why . I have been gathering ideas and started to take some photographs for Assignment 2 but have deleted most of them from my hard drive! I have emailed Russell my tutor to tell him rather than keep going round in circles and procrastinating I am going to start the next section of the course whilst I continue to get the second assignment completed. He is quite happy with my plan and I feel less pressured to complete an assignment I am struggling with. Why am I finding this one so difficult? I have tried to analyse my feelings and it is not to do with the technical practicalities required (shoot only in jpeg with no PP) but rather the lack of connection I have felt with the majority of what I started to shoot. I am starting to realise , that for me personally, I need to feel connected in some way to whatever I am shooting. I think this is one of the reasons I enjoy portraiture so much. Assignment 2 offers 8 high range situations of which I need to choose 4 , and I planned to include some landscape work . However although I enjoy taking landscapes on holiday I lack the time and passion to commit to this genre of photography . I am going to Cornwall soon so may (!!!!) be able to take some decent landscape shots but I really think I may avoid including any in my assignment.