(3 days late).
In the immortal words of Mr. Porky Pig, “That’s all folks!”
This project has been quite an adventure. I never would have imagined that for over a month I’d be venturing no further than my own back yard, or into the woods beyond in order to photograph. When I took on this project I had an idea just how much of a challenge it was going to be to come up with new images to share. Some of the photos I created were easy. Easy in that I was blessed with some amazing light to work with, and I’ve always thought that anything can make a good photograph if you have the right light. Some photos on the other hand took some outside the box thinking to come up with, often I’d wander the yard not really looking “for” anything, I simply waited to “see” something. Normally my photography takes me to the White Mountains for the spectacular scenery and an untold number of waterfalls. If not the mountains, I’m venturing to the rocky New Hampshire or southern Maine seacoast to greet the sun.
Over the past month I’ve both challenged and impressed myself. I honestly was unsure of how many images I would be able to make, let alone how many I would actually thing were any good.
Overall, I think the biggest take away from this project was the thought that I might have inspired others to continue creating even as they were under lockdown due to the coronavirus.
Here’s a list of a few standouts, those who images they’ve recently created while they’ve been socially isolating have truly impressed me.
Khurt over at Island on the Net, when not searching for his next favorite craft beer, has been sharing some nice images for his Isolation Photo Project.
Sue at Words Visual has her “A Cup of Coffee and a Book” series thats worth a look. Who knew how creatively someone could get when snapping shots of books and coffee cups?
Jul’ at Les Petits de Juls takes the prize for the person who’s photos have impressed me the most. The images she’s been able to come with, compared to how little she expected of the photos she would end up making, are all quite good. All the more impressive considering she’s on lockdown in a tiny, shared, sparsely furnished, temporary apartment in Paris. What she’s been able to create while confined to such a small space for all but limited essential travel, has me feeling a bit like I’m cheating with my big 2+ acre yard thats bordered by conservation land.
So, as I’ve previously mentioned, with my new career starting tomorrow, I’m going to be switching from daily (mostly) posting to only once or twice a week. At least that is until I get comfortable with my new job and the schedule that comes with it.