It's all been done before

No matter what you do, chances are that what you are making an image of has been photographed before. You may have studied the work of well known photographers, or painters for that matter, and face the motive with a lot of references that may inspire you, or worse, intimidate you. So you are faced with the hard task of finding your interpretation of the scene in front of you. That can sometimes be rather difficult, but rewarding when you feel you have succeeded. (If you are familiar with the history of photography you may know which image this one is inspired by.)