Vemödalen, noun...read the definition here. (Very short, and not off-topic.)
Made me laugh, although it's about two-thirds funny and the other third sad.
(Thanks to Sean Murphy)
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Ned Bunnell: "In case you haven't seen it, the author of Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, John Koening, gives a more detailed definition of the word in this video."
Morgan: "I'm pretty sure this has already been blogged about somewhere...."
Speed: "If I take a picture of the Eiffel Tower, Washington Monument, Grand Canyon or the neighbor's cat, it's not just another picture. It's my picture. It is a record of my presence and a way to refresh and remind my volatile and fallible memory. At some point it replaces and becomes my memory."
Ernest Zarate: "Why is this a fear? I look at it as liberating! My photography professor at the San Francisco Art Institute stated decades ago that there was nothing new to photograph, only new ways to see the raw material (i.e., subject matter, to put it coarsely), as I've stated here before, to some derision. The goal then is to challenge oneself to create something new from the common and known. This has always been photography's challenge. If you know your history of the medium, you know this is true. I have always found that statement from my professor to be a release, not a condemnation as some have construed it."
Sal Santamaura: "My primary photographic interest is making images of the landscape using large format view cameras. In addition to TOP, I visit (and participate in) the large format forum daily. For the very reason captured by 'Vemödalen,' I stopped clicking on the 'Large Format Landscapes' thread soon after it was begun. Seven and a half years later, it includes 11,911 posts and has been viewed 2,271,872 times. I don't want to look at it. I photograph the landscapes I visit to both remember places I've 'discovered' and, hopefully, create images I'll enjoy in the future. Most of it really has been done before; why spoil the fun for myself?"
Gordon Cahill: "Well since for my personal photography at least I'm just as interested in the process of taking a photograph, as the end result, this isn't a fear I possess. I've spent many a sunrise with a thermos of coffee waiting for the light only to come home empty-handed. Some of the most enjoyable moments I've ever had. And like Mahn England [in another comment —Ed.], I've also got home recently from Uluru (two weeks ago). I'm sure it all been done before but the photo that's going on my wall was made by my hand and I feel no issue with others having remarkably similar images."
Mike replies: This comment made me feel better. Good for you Gordon.