Time to wake up

It has been about eight months since the start of the quarantine. Although there is still work to be done online, that work is still inside the house. We do go out for the occasional food run but essentially we’ve been cooped up in the house for about eight months. It’s like I’ve been hibernating. And now I feel it’s time to wake up, get out of the den and move.

I have been thinking about a new camera among other stuff.

I was looking at some of the photos I took and and I thought my camera (and lens) needs cleaning. It still works well and I have been keeping the exterior tidy and clean but the internals need to be really cleaned.

My DSLR, although still functional and quite usable, is almost ten years old and its features are getting really dated. The film camera is almost twenty years and I have not checked it out for more than two years.

So lately I have been looking at what cameras I can possibly purchase. I am not a professional so the pro stuff is not in my radar. Well, maybe some lenses. So I am limiting myself to enthusiast level cameras. And my wallet agrees.

And, as always, there is a BUT somewhere in these kind of thoughts. I do have to get stuff that we need first.

a monochrome experiment

I have always liked monochromes black & whites or sepias. On a recent trip to Puerto Galera, Mindoro I took plenty of color photos but I also took a handful of monotones.

I wanted to see how the places I visited would look like in sepia rather than in the traditional colored photographs. I was surprised the photos invoked a feeling that I was back in that period of time in the early 1900s and there wasn’t much people around.

Photo notes:
The photos did not go through any post processing save for the waterfalls which I scaled down to meet the maximum upload size of the blogging software. The images were taken with a Canon EOS 100D in one of the programmable monochrome modes which I set myself. The lens is a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM set