It is the end of October. Some trees still have leaves and with windy days many leaves are still coming down; but, many trees like the ones shown here have already lost all of their leaves. I haven’t taken many pictures of colorful trees this year. It is because I have only been taking pictures close to home and during that one walk in Codorus Park; and I didn’t go to West Virginia where I have photographed the fall leaves in the past.
I am also tired of photographing the same old scenes around me, so I might take a holiday from what I have done recently. I am looking for something different to photograph but have no idea what it might be. I do have another camera coming to try. It is a Ricoh GR pocket camera with a fixed 28 mm equivalent focal length lens and an APS-C size sensor. Maybe it will help energize me to come up with something different. What I do know is that it is only 20% of the weight and size of the Pentax K-3 with the 18 – 135 mm lens that I carried on my walk in Codorus Park.
I have had more problems with my back and I’m learning that I shouldn’t do some of the things I have done, even though I can. While I can lift some things and bend some, it isn’t smart for me to do it since it is contributing to further degradation of my back and causing me pain. I plan to put the Pentax K-3 away while I learn to use the Ricoh GR and see what I can do with it. My walk in the woods with the K-3 (see last post) might be my last such walk with it … at least until I get through some physical therapy and an assessment from the doctor about my long-term prognosis.