With my vacation at its end, our travel during the last week that we had planned canceled due to another "lockdown," I reflect on what I learned photographically for that's what this blog really is about in the end run.
I decided to return to some basic skills that I learned in the past but have forgotten, but I also decided to work on some black and white techniques (programs) that I think meet my artistic needs. The problem with some of these techniques is that they are, to me, so very complicated and difficult to retain. However, I have gone slowly over the past few weeks and inched forward with my learning. At the end of this break, I find that I have accrued a good number of skills and the palette of my black and white is smoother, with whites that appeal more to me and blacks that have greater depth to my eyes. The image below used a bunch of these techniques and is from my small Fuji XT2 but has, at least to me, a bigger camera look. So here's to 2021 and great images, walks in the woods, and health for our lands and the people who must take care of them.