Last week I received a reminder from the president of our photo club that it is time to get photos (digital images) submitted for the September "Salon". Being indoors for the third day of our most recent heat wave, I thought today would be a good day to review images taken during the last 18 months. The club requirement is that all submitted images be no older than 18 months. The rules allow for up to four images in each monthly salon.
I was not optimistic about finding nice photos, let alone anything that would be "portfolio" quality. I have done almost no traveling during the last 18 months, and last summer/fall we even cancelled a total of 3 separate weeks of vacation in Maine. That was sad for many reasons, but those trips to Maine have been a major source of images to feed into the monthly club salons.
I did nevertheless use Lightroom filtering today to pick out four photos that I like. Not the best photos in the world, but the best I have from last summer... one from June, one from July, and two from August. I used the same camera for each one, but a different lens each time.
After picking these four images, I smiled when I realized all four were taken while standing in our front yard. I guess that isn't surprising to me when I think about it, because we were at home most of the time. But like all my photographer friends, I have the urge to "press the shutter" now and again. [Robin Wong calls it "Shutter Therapy" and I think he's right.... off topic, but I think that is one reason it's gratifying to have a camera with a sweet shutter sound.]
June 2, 2020
90mm all-manual legacy Tamron F2.8 Macro
F? - 1/2000sec - ISO200
Stacked Images (4) in Photoshop
"Storm Cloud Blocking Sun"
August 24, 2020
Olympus 12-100mm F4 @ 40mm-equiv
F5/6 - 1/2000sec - ISO200
August 8, 2020
Panasonic 100-300mm F4-F5.6 zoom @ 437mm-equiv
F5.1 - 1/125sec - ISO2500
"Daytime Quarter Moon"
July 12, 2020
Olympus 40-150mm F2.8 + 1.4x teleconverter @ 421mm-equiv
F4 - 1/320sec - ISO320