I’ve been writing a whole lot on Talking Digital Photography but I’ve been letting the blog posts slide. So I’m starting the new year with an effort to keep the Blog posts active as well. My latest additions are on: Zen Camera – exploring the ideas that the book has inspired. Notebooks section – A section for photography-related but more general personal ‘stuff’ that interests me and my camera. 2020 Vision – moving my journal online with photos I don’t use on Flickr or elsewhere.
I’ve kept Journals in many forms over the years, mainly on paper. But over the last 8 years it’s been photography that captures and follows the events of my life. So I have decided to use this web space to move my Journal online. I don’t shoot every day, but most days there is something happening. I post to Flickr, have done since 2012, so there’s over 2,500 photos there too, and I add constantly. But this space is more personal, more varied, and includes photos that are less ‘polished’ than my Flickr photostream!
So let’s start the adventure with: January – the year started full of hope and promise! February – news of coronavirus begins to filter into our media March – the world changed, and 2020 feels more like Daniel Defoe’s “A Journal of the Plague Year” April – month 2 and complete lock-down. Struggling to adjust. May – month 3 of lock-down. New activity brings new energy; driving and painting. June – month 4 of lock-down. We need places to walk, especially in summer! July – month 5 of living with the virus, and a lifting of some restrictions! August – month 6 September – month 7 and determined to take cameras to our favourite haunts. October – month 8 and autumn arrives, along with the 2nd wave of COVID November – month 9 and the first snow, and living with the ever more essential smartphone. December – month 10 and Christmas celebrations are muted by both Brexit and a new variant of the virus. Can a vaccine light the way out of pandemic?