It’s true, it does. Melbourne seems almost like it was pre-covid. People are getting out and about again and we are trying to get our lives back.
For me that that has really meant getting out and taking photos again.
Last year I took a lot of time off, and I thought I would miss it, but I didn’t. Perhaps I needed that time to try something else and get through the disappointment that was photography. Perhaps, more the business of it. Now it is more about me just going out and having fun.
One thing I have always needed is something to help push me. Yeah, I’m lazy, and if I don’t have to go out, why would I? YouTube I’m finding is great for that. I love being able to take you with me. You can see where I’m taking photos and I can talk to you about what I’m trying to do.
So I’m sure you can guess I have a couple more videos for you. The first one is about New York and travel photography. The second is a trip I did into the city last weekend. I have also added a bit about the garden at the end of it.
Travel Photography and New York
I’ve been meaning to do this for some time, so I put together a slideshow of some of my photos from New York when I was there back in 2015. I did process some photos for it, but it was mainly going through all the photos I had processed and working out which ones to use.
I love putting sound effects with my videos too. I found one from New York, hopefully you agree that it works with it.
After the slideshow, it only lasts for about 6 minutes, I did a talk on travel photography. Basically what I think of it and why I don’t really like it. I think many of you know I love photographing where I live. I always have.
The second video.
Getting back into the city
This one is about a couple of trips I’ve done in the last week. Banyule council had a lantern festival that I went to and then I went into the city with a friend to do some long exposures around the river.
It was good getting back in there, it has been way too long. I also tried to talk through some of my thoughts on what I was taking, how I was taking them, that sort of thing. I also included a sped-up timelapse of me processing an image. There are lots of processed photos in the video as well.
For those of you that love my garden things, not much has been happening, but if you go to the end of the video, 13.35, you will see me talking about the garden and show you some things there. I’m still trying to work out how to do the garden and the photography. Do I combine the two in one video like this? Or should I do separate videos, I’m not really sure what I should do.
That is about it this week. Take care everyone and I will see you next week.