Midday, Floral, Work
After eating the last minute sub for lunch because there was no food truck yesterday I felt I should at least get a little walking into my day. Tough for me not to bring the camera as I walk around the building. There were plenty of opportunities and I was gathering a bunch of macro images when I spied this group in the middle of the parking lot. Talk about overcoming the odds…
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8, 1/3200s, f/2.8, ISO 200
Outside Work, Midday
I have been back in the facility at work for the past two weeks. We are slowly letting people into the building while we work out the requirements and new procedures for working together in this new environment. We are an essential business (defense related) but that does not exempt us from following the state guidelines nor do we want to do anything to increase any risks to our employees.
Anyway, I couldn’t sit again during lunch yesterday so I attached the macro lens and went for a walk around the parking lot. Readers may recall I started this practice late last summer and it is a great way to get off my butt and find interesting images. Here are a couple of the lilies along the building.
Lily at Work
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/6400s, f/2.8, ISO 200
Heart of the Matter
Olympus E-M1 Mark III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/2500s, f/2.8, ISO 200
A few years ago I found a book on minimalism by Steve Johnson titled The Minimalist Photographer. I was fully involved in Google+ and contributing to quite a lot of the daily themes at the time. I have spoken here before about my fascination with abstract and minimal photography so this book felt right at home for me. The book was a great read and further encouraged by dive into those genres of photography. I didn’t hesitate to sign up for emails from Steve’s blog.
Although it was an older post of the blog the subject of the recent email was Circles and Dot and Getting Out of Ruts. I was completely won over by the method of over coming a photographic rut. I’m not positive I am in a complete rut, I might more attribute this phase to the long winter, but either way it inspired me to approach my lunch time wanders in the shop in a new way.
Today I chose to specifically look for images with lines. I wasn’t going to look for my next image to print and frame but more to exercise my eye and find the images in simple objects. I also applied the similar method as described in the post and only allowed myself a couple of minutes for processing on each image. To remove any distractions I processed each as monochrome. Let me know what you think…
In the Shop – ITS04
Another lunch spent exploring the shop with my camera. It is definitely helping me push through the day when everything else seems to be conspiring against me. This is from our gauge inspection room. I decided to go with a lomography look to help enhance the details of the knurling and divisions. It darkened the background and changed the overall color tone away from the bright yellows found in the room.
Knurls and Divisions
Nikon D7100, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8, 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 800
In the Shop – ITS01
Nikon D7100, Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5, 1/100s, 52mm, f/4.5, ISO 1600