I have recently read a book written by Freeman Patterson, who is a well known photographer and he inspired me to challenge myself a little bit. In his books, he has activites you can do that helps you advance in Photography. One of these activties were to take a picture every day for 14 days of an object you wouldn't normally take a picture of. Now looking for objects you wouldn't normally take a picture of is quite interesting and it allows you to view the world differently around you. Some of these objects can be abstract images in the photographs because you are looking more at the shapes and shadows that make them interesting, not of the objects themselves.