Bhavna and I wanted some exercise. The Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve is not far from home but it’s not quite in my neighbourhood. It’s in Princeton, the town next door. While the border to Princeton is walking distance to my home, and I enjoyed (before COVID) meeting with friends for lunch in the restaurants and photo-walking around downtown with my photo groups, my social community is centred around Montgomery Township where I live.
The sky was overcast and a cool wind gentle wind made a noise in the leaves overhead. We walked in silence (mostly) stopping once to sit on a wooden bench; to do nothing but sit. All photographs shot with the in-camera Classic Chrome Film Simulation.
I think the idea behind this challenge was to find opportunities for photography that are closer to home. I guess a lot of other people have been travelling the world pre-COVID. But I’ve been photographing close to home for a while.
Three surgeries between 2018 and 2019 reduced my ability and desire to travel. I wasn’t even able to travel to the West Indies for my father’s funeral last year. Now the global pandemic means continue to photograph close to home. Some places I’ve photographed several times.
I haven’t left the state since 10 March and my woodland photography is limited to the corners of the counties that border mine; Mercer and Hunterdon. If I had $1600, I’d buy a macro lens for my Fuji X-T2 and explore small things.
So nothing to change for this week challenge. Just keep on keeping on.
I think this the first time I’ve left my home in weeks.