This morning it was dark, dreary, and raining lightly as I started my daily thoughts. I have been trying something different. I have been using a Sony A7RII camera with a Sony 40mm F2.5 lens and trying to decide if I will keep them. The camera has a full frame 42MP sensor and I have been wondering if I could use this camera and one lens, the 40mm lens, as my walk-about system for making images.
This morning, as I continued my deliberations about the camera, I stepped out on the porch when it was raining and made these images. The biggest concern I have had is “how well does it perform for what have been my typical types of photographs?” The first image is the camera jpeg with no cropping. I decided to use the flower in the center to see what I could do with this camera-lens setup. The second image is a resized crop of the flower. The other two images are minimal crops. I haven’t decoded whether to keep the camera and lens. It is a nice enough lens and camera, but I am still not sure about what to photograph in the future.
I am also not sure about the future of this blog. As I said in an earlier post I was going to “hang it up” at least for a while until I decided. There have been two problems with that. One, some of my regular viewers have cried out for me to continue. Two, I missed making the images and writing posts, so I decided to keep going on an irregular schedule while I try to dream up a better purpose for blogging. I just need a better objective than testing gear and ideas and reporting on my daily life of mostly doing nothing but that. I was determined to stop doing that, but at the expense of doing nothing?