Sometimes I would like to move to another world, but since that isn’t going to happen, I just make different pictures to transport myself elsewhere. Most often, when I do this, I use a small pocket camera just to see what I can do with it. And as long as I’m being different I like to process the images in B&W with a little toning applied.
I made these with the Olympus TG-4. I like that I can use it to get up real close with the macro mode and/or with the effective 100mm zoom lens. The images can get a little, OK a lot, grainy at higher ISO values, but that doesn’t bother me at all when I process them this way. Many of these were at ISO 1600 but I processed the raw files using some noise reduction in Adobe LR. As you can note in the titles of the pictures, I made these between 7:13pm and 7:40am of the next day. I like to use this camera during these low light, poor light, times of the day.
Since I don’t travel to new and exotic locations, I often resort to looking at the same mundane things around me in new ways in order to be a little different. I’ll probably continue to dive deeper into similar images as these occasionally. I must admit that there are times that I wonder what it would be like to only use a small sensor camera and only make images similar to these; but I doubt that I would survive the wrath of the residents here at Homewood.