It almost seems like it is back to normal

It almost seems like it is back to normal

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.

Taking photos

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.

6 Responses

  1. Great Videos Leanne! I would suggest that they be slightly shorter, like no more than 15 minutes. I love you in hats. Maybe that can be your signature piece. Totally enjoyed them.

    • I could make them shorter, but then I would miss out on stuff. I watch lots of videos on Youtube that are similar to what I’m trying to do and they are all around 15 to 30 minutes long. I try to keep them under 20, but sometimes they can go over that. Then again, people I follow that do videos that under 15 minutues, so an average of 10, I hate because I feel like I get a quick snippet and I want more. I guess I just have to go with what I want, sorry, so some will be shorter and some will be longer.
      Thank you about the hats, I think I need to start shopping for some too, I love them as well. I feel so much more comfortable on video if I’m wearing one. Thank you Anne.

  2. Love these videos, Leanne, nice variety of photos and composition of the video. Is there a way to slow down the slides though? I haven’t done any video work yet, though yours is encouraging me to give it a try. 🙂 I had the closed captioning on, which is comfortable for me but I’m always afraid I’ll miss valuable info. I have only been to New York City once, not counting coming in and out of the harbor and/or flying into the airports a few times.

    • Thank you, that is good to hear. I’m trying to make them different each week. I would have to redo the video to do that, but it is good feedback, and I will remember that next time I’m doing one. I’ve only been to New York once too, lol. It is a great city to photograph. Thanks again for the feedback.

  3. I am glad you are able to get out and about now and can explore once again with your camera. I am curious about how I will feel when we eventually emerge from this way of life. We adapted so quickly to our pandemic way of life that I am curious about whether we will emerge and adapt back just as quickly. Only time will tell.

    • Thank you Laura, I have to say it is so good, things are almost back to normal here. I know what you mean, we did adapt quickly. I think there will be lots of changes in the future, I can see my husband working from home a lot more than he did before. He is really reluctant to go back to the office now. He is meant to but is resisting.The landscape of our lives will be different, but it will bounce back and if we are any indication, fairly quickly. We haven’t had a case for a few weeks now, well except for those coming from overseas who are in quarantine. I just looked it up and there is only one active case in my state, so that is good news. Zero would be better though. It is going to be interesting.

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