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2020: Emotions

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. This week Patti gave us the prompt Emotions.

After some thought I decided to look back at 2020. A very strange year that saw me not make it back to the U.K., hospitalised in the spring and then there was the Covid-19 pandemic.

Silent Sunday: 26th January 2020

Mid January and I had postponed plans to visit the U.K. due to the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic. I was going for walks around the neighborhood little realising that in a couple of months that would be all I would be allowed to do.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

By the end of May I was going a little stir crazy being stuck at home. I set up in the yard in the biggest gap in the trees and tried to photograph the clouds at sunset. When that didn’t work out I started playing around with the Live Composite setting on the Olympus camera I was using. Live Composite recorded the clouds streaking across the sky at dusk.

Silent Sunday: 26th July 2020

July saw some of the Covid-19 restrictions eased and I could visit one of my sunrise locations on Colpoy’s Bay. Things seemed to be settling down into the new normal.

Wordless Wednesday: 30th December 2020

The end of December and Ontario was putting some Covid-19 restrictions back in place and I was going for walks around the neighborhood again. Less than two weeks into 2021 and Ontario has declared a provincial emergency with a stay-at-home order in place.

12 replies on “2020: Emotions”

Very interesting approach this week David. Your skies are gorgeous and express the concept beautifully. Here’s hoping 2021’s skies are equally beautiful and that we get to see them from places much more spread apart!

Thanks John. I must admit it was more luck than planning having never used live composite before and not having read the camera manual I had no idea how to change the base exposure.

Interesting and beautiful, David. Love your leaves. And the sunrise at Colpoy’s bay almost fooled me to think the upper part was the sea!

Wonderful images, David, that convey emotions beautifully. I love how the photographer’s emotions behind the camera influence your choice of subject, which influences the mood of the viewer when looking at your images. Great work!

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