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Lockdown shmockdown

If you're like me then this lockdown hasn't really changed much of your day to day existence. I still go to work 5 days a week, still walk the dogs and go to the shop once or twice a week for the essentials.


One thing however that I cant do as much is take new photos, In a similar way to the first lockdown I'm finding myself struggling to find inspiration when it comes to new shots and there are only so many places I can reasonablly travel to for dog walks.


This has meant spending more time trying to photograph my garden which currently looks a little sorry for itself after the winter we have had / are still having...



So what do you actually take pictures of then?


If you use a digital camera odds are you have 1,000s of images, of which 2-5% might make 'the grade' and get uploaded to a website like www.Lens2Print.com but there are so so many wasted images that with a little work could have some real value.


As such the real winner from this crazy world is my backup hard drives that I am painstakingly working my way through and editing those previously unloved images that otherwise would have never seen the light of day!


"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. - Mr. P. Erson"


I guess the point here (if there ever was one) is exactly that. This current climate is affecting all people differently and interrupting lives to a varying degree but make no mistake, EVERYONE is effected. Finding a healthy and productive way to spend your downtime regardless of if it's in the evenings after the 9-5 or if you are furloughed with a toddler (lockdown v.1..I feel your pain) we all need to help each other and remember that we can make any situation a positive or negative experience depending on how you approach it.


Stay safe and Stay Inspired


Kris

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