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Yeah, that flame can take a vacation once in a while just like we take vacations. Photography for us is a passion, that passion requires energy to burn that flame, and just like in a relationship there may be times when the passion lessens or perhaps even disappears. That can be natural, but it also can be the result of stress in our lives, marriage, divorce, moving, work, can all create that sress which zaps our energy, the energy needed to fuel our passion. So you may want to consider that also, and if thats part of it, then once that stress is resolved you will find the passion being fueled again.
But even without stress, that passion can ebb and flow, sometimes finding new places to go shoot can help get that flame a kick in the butt then. But don't stress too much about having that passion at a low point, it will return...
As for your shots, I really like #1. #2 has some cool clouds and sky, but I think the sky is too bright for how dark the mountain and the trees are. #3 and 4 are great waterfall shots, with #3 being my favorite.
PS.. it's good to have friends like John and Mike to get and shoot and have fun with!