It was cold, dreary, and damp when I made these images. Hmmm, some think we tend to make images based upon our passions or how we feel. I think those based on passions, in my situation, are more a case of what subjects I have available. That leaves processing or style to be more likely based on feelings.
My intentions for some of my photography before Covid-19 hit was to go around Hanover, off campus, and capture oddities that I saw; i.e., the odd scenes of junk and toys in the yards, landscaping, house paint colors, architecture, etc. I am not able to do that now, that is go into town, so maybe images from Homewood like this will suffice.
Now that I am looking at this scene I’m wondering if I really want to make these kinds of images anymore. Should I go for a series like this, honesty in all its color, or do I want to pass it by and just make B&W images of simpler things. Well, the more I think about it, the more I know what I prefer, but can I make enough more simple images from scenes around the campus in B&W? That would be very difficult and might turn into a very small set of images.
The following doesn’t really help much, but was more fun to make.
As time slows down, I really don’t have much to photograph so I’m just playing around with some pictures during this dark period of pandemic physical distancing. I used my Pentax KP and the 18-55mm kit lens to make these at ISO 12800 with no noise reduction.
I have decided to use this camera and lens combination as much as possible for both my outdoor and indoor photography that I am doing for myself. Since it doesn’t look like I will doing any photography of Homewood events for quite a while, my Pentax gear is what I’m concentrating on.
I’ll publish as much as I can when/if I get something of interest or have something to say.
Yes, color does still exist. It is muted, but changing daily.