Returning – Monochrome Tulip Edit

Alright so, I’ve been away, and will be getting back into things shortly. This is an old shot- I actually took it with a D50 years ago- redone in monochrome, the first photo I’ve edited since upgrading the desktop and reinstalling Windows (it failed to do updates for a few months so I went ahead and installed new hardware and reinstalled the OS).

I’m planning on actually taking the camera out and doing new photography soon. I haven’t gotten sick or anything but what’s happening out there is happening still. In any event I’m alright and will resume posting soon.

Tulip, Returning

So basically, here’s where I am:

My neck is still kinda messed up, at this point I’m assuming it’s another permanent injury. Such is life; it’s kinda hard checking my blind spot on the left side when I’m driving but it’s not that bad, and some muscle tends to pop and be painful intermittently. Probably was whiplash; I guess there’s nothing to be done but start working out again if at all possible.

Apart from that, I’m about to dust off the camera and start shooting again, as soon as this storm system clears out in a few days’ time. Might do some stuff around the house in the meantime, might not. We’ll see.

The Ginter Botanical Garden in RVA is slowly reopening towards the end of this month/beginning of July for members, so I hope to visit there and do some floral photography. Other than that I’ll be experimenting with a 35mm prime lens doing nature and possibly urban photography, and if I can find anyone who wants me doing their portraits locally, I will be attempting to do that as well, although I’m not sure how many non-family members that would be thanks to the joy of face masks, social distancing, and all the other carnage associated with the virus.

The tulips are from earlier this year, I forgot to post them earlier. I really was scraping the bottom of the barrel for things from the archive to edit, but I’ll be out doing new stuff soon enough. What I may do is try and get my portfolio together in the next few days, and perhaps an artist’s statement. Other than that, expect new photos in the next few days, and hopefully a return to regular posting on that 7PM EST schedule.

Hope you’re staying well and healthy wherever and whomever you may be.

Flower Gallery

Happy Beltane if you celebrate it! Here’s some flowers from the archive I dug up and touched up. Probably not my best shots but I can’t exactly go out and take many new ones right now. I’ll be back to normal posting soon, hopefully starting early next week.

I did manage to get hurt/injured in two places so I’ve been out of it, but enjoy the flowers and the rest of Beltane.