"Where do you go from there" is a recent OP here that seems to have intrigued many. I admit to not having been around on the net when it was in full swing. I am also not sure I absorbed very much of the discussion, but it led me to think that success in art and photography, other than commercial or client-directed approaches, is our ability to create something fresh. The ability to break free from former approaches is probably recognized by many as an essential element of that freshness The past is important (whether it is our own, or in contemplation of the works of the masters of the practice before us), but I think what is more important is the desire and effort we can make in breaking free and establishing something different in the way we photograph (I am not ignoring the importance of subject and its perception in this). A few years ago I photographed in B&W a scene in a mild snowstorm in Quebec City (yes they can be mild!) that I then hung in the hall between the kitchen and dining area. I have perhaps a half dozen of my photos hung in the house and distributed among much more artwork of friends and artists that I know and respect. The little winter scene, where the feeling (as well as presence) of snow is quite palpable, has interested visitors more than other photos and I consider it as an example of a small beaking free from my other work. Attached is a photo from a current series I began in August that I call "Sense of Water". It is a departure from my other themes. The desire to depict "wet" (sense of rain or water like the aforementioned sense of snow) in a photo is the driving force. You can see several other examples in the portfolio still in progress, which has yet to be trimmed to avoid repetitions. There are no doubt traces of my past manner of seeing in the photos or those compositions that are perhaps less fresh, but some aspects are new, at least to me. All of the images are realised in-camera with only minor PS balancing of light. I wonder what you feel about "breaking free" in photography and whether that motivates you or not? Is it appropriate in the sense of a resolution to a question of where you might go from where you presently are?