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Are you missing taking photographs?


17 May 2020 6:59AM
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saltireblue Plus
10 10.6k 61 Norway
17 May 2020 7:32AM
I miss going to my usual locations for photography, but am still taking photos, just different genres than I usually do. More experimenting at home and stuff from the places I go for a walk in the countryside.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2209 United Kingdom
17 May 2020 7:51AM
As with Malc. The camera comes out with me on our daily walks, I usually find something. Plus quirky details in the house. Plus improvised Still Life on the barbecue.

I think photography is actually important now, to capture a particular period in our lifetime, and the experience of isolation. A local group is putting together a time capsule, including photos of empty streets, supermarket queues etc. It's tomorrow's history.
JJGEE 15 7.8k 18 England
17 May 2020 8:13AM
Yes.
But I took a few a couple of weeks ago of the Spitfire on its VE Day Anniversary tour which flew very close to where I live.

Been catching up though with culling my already taken shots which I had got behind with doing !
Dave_Canon Plus
13 1.7k United Kingdom
17 May 2020 10:00AM
I am missing the freedom to go out into the countryside to take photogtaphs rather than the photography itself.

Dave
SlowSong Plus
11 8.9k 30 England
17 May 2020 11:27AM
I miss going into central London and pounding the streets for hours, mingling with crowds of people and spotting interesting situations (to me, anyway). I love walking in the countryside and park, but tbh, I find photographing flowers and greenery boring. So, haven't been doing anything much.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.5k 663 England
17 May 2020 1:11PM
Like Dave, it's the not getting out though to be fair I did say to myself to look more locally this year, two or three miles radius which I could have done. Few if any people around normally so keeping a distance would be easy. Sod's Law states that when you want an empty scene someone will appear when you least want them.
I go through periods of taking few photos in any case so the current situation hasn't worried me, photographically speaking, as much as it might have.
Jestertheclown 11 8.2k 252 England
17 May 2020 2:25PM
Ordinarily, with this much time on my hands, I'd have been spending time in London; my favoured destination, or somewhere on the coast but getting there has been the problem.
I've got access to countryside on my doorstep but taking photographs of greenery and trees has no appeal and there are only so many ways of photographing the dog.
For all that, I still carry a camera wherever I go and I'm finding subjects in places that I probably wouldn't usually look.
I'm also using my film camera more frequently.
I'm finding it difficult to resist making a collection of "covid haircuts!"
altitude50 15 18.3k United Kingdom
17 May 2020 4:39PM
As a fair weather photographer I had planned to travel to various places in the south of England in spring & summer. It is not that I don't go out in the cold but I usually combine landscape photography with infrared, so for me, it is generally better with strong light and green leaves. If I do go out in winter it is usually a walk to the beach.
I haven't done much street photography since the middle of 2019 for various reasons also.
But I have entertained myself on the kitchen table! (First attempts at waterdrop photography and some more macro.)
So I have missed being out, but have learned something new and made bread.
(I haven't put petrol in my car since Christmas.)
JJGEE 15 7.8k 18 England
17 May 2020 8:29PM

Quote:(I haven't put petrol in my car since Christmas.)

price per litre is currently lower than it was at Christmas so if you need some go to the Happy Forum Wink
altitude50 15 18.3k United Kingdom
17 May 2020 10:05PM
At this rate I won't need to fill it until 2021!
SlowSong Plus
11 8.9k 30 England
19 May 2020 7:08PM
Filled up at 99p per gallon today. That should keep me going till the end of the year.
DaveRyder Plus
6 4.2k 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2020 8:09PM
I think I've taken more over the last 8 weeks than the 8 before.

I'm lucky we have some pleasant walks from our house and a garden providing some interest.
The two weekly challenges have given some interesting themes.

Additionally I've been able to read up on some of the birds I've photographed (changed that last word from 'shot').
dmartin 2 2 United Kingdom
20 May 2020 6:55AM
Bit different from the city photographs, but I'm always missing my interest in countryside photography! I've never shot the city and don't plan on it! Sad
keith selmes 16 7.4k 1 United Kingdom
20 May 2020 9:44PM
I've never documented my garden quite this thoroughly before.

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