A Changed World…

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A quiet walk together.

It’s only been three weeks since my last post, but how the world has changed in that time! We had not long returned from a vacation in Gran Canaria, and although the effects of Coronavirus were starting to be felt in the UK, our life hadn’t changed that much.

Roll forward three weeks and the whole country is pretty much in lockdown – hundreds already dead, pubs and restaurants closed, people working from home wherever possible, difficulties getting even basic shopping, and our fabulous NHS almost overwhelmed by the spread of the epidemic.

All plans for vacations and trips out are off the agenda for who knows how long, and we are pretty much restricted to home, other than for taking exercise. Even then we have to maintain a minimum 2m (6ft) from anyone who isn’t living with us, to avoid possible spread.

We are fortunate that we live in the country, so at least we can get out on our daily walks without fear of encountering too many other folks, and this is as far as my photography is going to go.

Beautiful Spring weather just now, so here’s a photo from our walk yesterday – not another soul in sight…

A New Direction…

A7302847I’ve been a fan of Michael Kenna’s stark mono images for some time, and my recent trips to Gran Canaria yielded some images that suit this style of photography. To be fair, only a few of them were shot with mono in mind, and I’m pretty sure that composing and shooting for mono would yield better results, but it’s a start anyway! These are all digital images rather than film, and likewise, some were iPhone shots, so the image quality is limited. ¬†Expect to see more images from me in this style, although it’s pretty clear I will never be able to match the quality of Michael’s work!