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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Precious Moments prompt.
As is sometimes the case with me, I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before turning 90 degrees and heading off sideways.
That was because I Googled moment to see if there was a defined range of times that fall under the word. I was surprise to discover that a moment started out as a medieval unit of time, approximately 90 seconds long.
Which got me thinking about some of the photos I have taken since the lockdown restrictions were lifted a little in the summer. Some of those photos involved exposure times minutes long which explains the title of this post.