Do you ever get to that moment where you think to yourself that you have finished. That you have photographed everything in that location. When you get to that point do you move on to a new location? In this exercise in want you to intentionally push past that point and create more photographs and see what happens.
I think it is a good idea to go to a different place than you did in the previous exercise. One that is visually stimulating. You are to choose one spot. I don’t mean just one spot to set up your tripod, but a small area. No bigger than ten metres in any direction. Before you go there make sure you have plenty of memory and that your batteries are well charged. Give yourself plenty of time. At least an hour. If not a little more. Pack a cuppa tea with you and a snack (well your favourite refreshments anyway). If you're in the cooler part of the world take a jumper as once you stop moving so much you will cool down. Go at a time when the light is going to be beautiful.
Now start photographing this spot. Obviously you are trying to get the best possible photographs you can. You are trying to make each one a master piece. See how many do you take before you get to the point where you think you have finished. Photograph until you think you would leave. When you get to this point, take a break, and enjoy your refreshment. Take a moment to look around you, relax and enjoy the beautiful place your in.
Now look at how many photographs you have taken… Ten / twenty / hundred / hundreds?
If you have taken less than twenty. Your new goal is to take a hundred in this same spot before you leave.
If you have already taken a hundred, well take another hundred or two before you leave.
If you really want to push yourself go for a few hundred photographs in just this one spot.
For the ambitious ones try and fill a memory card.
When you get home, download them to your computer and look though them, rate them.. Which are the good ones? Which are the not so good ones. Did you get any good photographs after your break? How did it feel knowing you had to take more? What was it like going past your point of finishing? What did you learn?