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.
My calendar is totally clear. I have no events scheduled or any ideas for photography. I have no intentions of going anywhere. What photography I do will be done close to home and at great distances from people for the foreseeable future. To entertain myself I am considering a few different subjects and styles and a narrower use of cameras and lenses; but, I really would like to get out to make pictures and that isn’t happening, maybe for an extended period of time.
One of the things I’m working on is seeing what I can do with B&W processing. I also hope to experiment some with my cameras and lenses and then pick as few as possible to progress with my photography. My desire is to find a minimalist set with subjects, camera, lenses, and software. I have dabbled with this idea before and kept wandering off into other images, but I think that I now have the time, lack of distractions, and incentive to make more progress.
Stay safe. Stay at least six feet from all other people. Don’t associate with other people at less than six feet since they might have the virus and be spreading it before they show symptoms, especially if they have been out shopping for food, etc. around other people. The only sure way to avoid getting the virus is to never be around people. Hmm, seems we need to live like hermits now, and for evermore, if we are to survive in the future.