After the expected recent lockdown measures, any thoughts of trips to the seaside or Dartmoor are out of the question for now, so my new January musings will follow familiar waking routes around the River and other local haunts.
I had considered starting another long term photography project this year that is on hold for now but still have one or two ideas for some themed photo shoots around my home city that can still be achieved during the lockdown period.
As usual, I had been checking the weather forecast for this weekend, hoping for a couple of dry days to get out for my permitted daily exercise, Saturday was looking good until Friday night, when the promise of sunshine was to be cancelled due to overcast skies.
Unperturbed, at just after seven thirty, I head out into the cold of the day to hopefully get a few shots.
As I walk through the city centre, I grasp the chance of a couple of quick photos, before heading towards the riverside.
From here, a steady walk to the River, where slowly but surely the night gives way to daylight, albeit overcast, uninspiring skies.
While Saturday was grey and drab, Sunday started with some early mist and perhaps a little sunshine to come a little later, so with a new optimism I set forth once more.
I was not to be disappointed today, as a combination of the mist and the morning sunrise competing for attention were to offer some lovely images, so glad I made the decision to get out again instead of the lazy Sunday option I had considered.
The best bit of winter walks is getting home to the self promised hot cup of tea and bacon roll, while looking at the mornings efforts, then embracing that idea of a lazy Sunday.
2 thoughts on “Winter walks in lockdown”
Don’t despair – photograph your local area! Images of empty streets and shops can be just as interesting as landscapes, if you’re creative. Photographing somewhere familiar allows you to observe more, leading to compelling images, (hopefully!).
Your local area would be interesting to people living in the USA or even here in the UK. I live in Suffolk and would love to see your photos of urban Devon, so give street photography a go!
Street photography has been a favourite genre for a few years now Susan, please feel free to check out the_devon_ambler on instagram.
Thank you for the encouragement, this whole new way of life takes some getting used to for sure, but it does need documenting.
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